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Dear <<First Name>>,

Earlier this month, in partnership with Supervisor Hillary Ronen and Assemblymember Phil Ting, we introduced Mental Health SF
the country's first universal mental health care system. Mental Health SF will serve any San Franciscan who needs mental health care and/or substance use treatment. 

San Francisco's approach to mental health care and substance use treatment is dangerously and fundamentally broken. Rather than connecting people to a coordinated, coherent system of care, patients are cycled in and out of overflowing emergency rooms and disjointed programs. And often, people are being released back onto the streets without any services at all.
It is long overdue for San Francisco to build a modern, data-driven system of care that gets people into the treatment they need and keeps them off the street. Mental Health SF will be the first overhaul of San Francisco's mental health care and substance use system in decades.

This groundbreaking measure is already backed by a broad coalition of providers, advocates, patients, community leaders, elected officials and labor unions. It includes the following 3
 components: 
Mental Health Service Center
If passed, Mental Health SF will launch a new Mental Health Service Center, a first-of-its-kind, 24/7 mental health drop-in center with psychiatrists, medication, and access to substance use treatment for any San Franciscan who needs it regardless of insurance status.
Office of Coordinated Care
Mental Health SF mandates the creation of a new mental healthcare oversight office that will modernize the City's disjointed system and bring hundreds of the city-funded mental health programs into one organized, coherent, and easy-to-access network. The Office of Coordinated Care will provide oversight, collect data, coordinate treatment, and manage outcomes to make sure that patients are not passed from program to program or abandoned on the streets. 
Expanding Critical Care
Life-threatening mental illness and addiction requires serious and often long-term treatment. Mental Health SF requires that the City's overflowing psychiatric urgent care clinic and long-term treatment centers be expanded to make sure that people receive the care they need. To make this model sustainable, we've also introduced a surcharge on companies whose CEOs make exorbitantly more than their typical worker. This revenue measure will bring in $80m a year to help overhaul our broken mental healthcare system!

Read more about our groundbreaking measure!
  1. SF Chronicle: "Bold Plan to Tackle SF's Crisis Calls for Guaranteed Mental Health Treatment"
  2. SF Weekly: "Mental Health Reform Plan Headed to the Ballot"
  3. KRON 4: "SF Supervisors Push for Universal Mental Health Care"
Right now, our mental healthcare network lacks a preventative care system that helps people before they need expensive, high-level treatment. People living with mild to moderate mental health issues but without mental healthcare insurance are often deteriorating to the point of crisis before receiving services in the City's emergency system. If you'd like to find out how to support Mental Health SF, email haneystaff@sfgov.org
What else is going on?

March with Team Haney at SF Pride! The first 50 RSVPs get a limited edition District 6 Pride t-shirt! All friends, residents, and supporters of all ages are welcome. You don't have to live in D6 to join us! Please sign up and invite your crew to the annual Pride Parade.

When: Sunday, June 30th at 10am
There are a handful of vacancies on community advisory boards, commissions, and taskforces, and we're looking for more District 6 representation! Check out the Board of Supervisors website for a full list of vacancieslike the Treasure Island Development Authority Citizens Advisory Board and the Youth Commissionand the applications. Contact us at haneystaff@sfgov.org if you have any questions. 


Thanks for your support,
Matt & the D6 Team
 
District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney
1 Carlton B Goodlett Place, Room 280
San Francisco, CA 94102

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