Biweekly Briefing Articles

5 Things To Know: CARE Act Update

SAN DIEGO COUNTY CARE ACT UPDATE: The Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Act program began on Oct. 1, 2023, in San Diego County, one of seven pilot counties in the state. The CARE Act created a new pathway to deliver mental health and substance use services to individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders but who are not engaged in treatment. To date, San Diego County has received 106 referrals, and 34 have become actively enrolled and engaged clients.