General Information

Contact Dept

  • Phone:
    (559) 600-9180
  • Fax:
    (559) 600-7674
  • Address:
    4441 East Kings Canyon
    Fresno, CA 93702
  • Crisis Services:
  • Urgent Care Wellness Center:
    (559) 600-9171
  • TTY:
    Dial 711 to reach California Relay Service


Mental Health Services Act

County of Fresno

County Seal

What's New...   



NEW upcoming meetings, please click on the following link below: 

CPPP Stakeholder Meetings - August 2016

Fresno County MHSA Community Planning Process has started.  Proposition 63, known as the Mental Health Services Act, requires the County Department of Behavioral Health to conduct a Community Planning Process to collect input from stakeholders throughout the County to inform the County MHSA Plan. Your input is vital to this process and we welcome your participation and input. We will be regularly updating this web page with invitations and communication on the Community Planning Process.

Please complete the Online Community Survey HERE    

We are pleased to announce, to date, that we have completed the following actions: 

  • Collected 700 Community Access and Attitude Surveys 
  • Conducted 15 of 25 Focus Groups, with ten more scheduled by July 25 
    Included Stakeholders from the following populations: 
    • Rural areas 
    • Clients and Families 
    • Behavioral Health Providers 
    • DBH Staff 
    • Primary Care settings 
    • Substance Use Services 
    • Underserved populations 
    • CBOs, FBOs, CBANS 
  • And our data trend analysis so far indicates needs in the following areas: 
    • Need for services in rural areas of the County of Fresno 
    • Need for education, awareness, information and navigation of the complex set of services offered 
    • Need for cultural appropriate services 
    • Overall satisfaction rate recorded to date for those who have received services (46% positive, 13% negative, with 41% responding that they haven’t sought services). 

 If you have any questions, please contact Jim Ritchie at 559-600-6846 or email him at:  


Power point presentation of the Community Planning Process 

Schedule of stakeholder meetings   

Survey for stakeholder input   

Focus Group Request forms


Attached are the FINAL documents related to the Interim Report for the HCEWC

HCEWC Cover Sheet   HCEWC Fact Sheet   HCEWC Interim Report  

         Please click here to visit our NEW page:   MHSA Three-Year Plan and Annual Updates


  • My Art Matters - MHSA would like to update our MHSA Gallery with more art pieces that promote Wellness, Recovery, Resiliency, and Hope in forms of photographs, paintings, crafts, poems, or drawings(etc.).  Please click on the following link to get more information about "My Art Matters" project.


My Art Matters   

  • MHSA Housing Application Documents:  Please click on the following links for more information:

Renaissance Properties Application    Homeless Certification - Example 

Application and SMI Verification Form    Guide for Housing Application 

ROI from HA Form    ROI from DMH Form  

  • MHSA Outcomes - Please click on the following link to go to our MHSA Outcomes Page!! 


MHSA Program Outcomes

  •  MHSA Program Summary Sheet - The provided summary sheet outlines implemented MHSA programs with general program and contact information. This summary will be updated monthly and posted/distributed to ensure up to date information.


Prevention and Early Intervention:  Please click on the following bullet to see what is new under our PEI Page:

Innovations:  Fresno County is currently undergoing the Innovations community planning process through the use of a survey and focus groups:

MHSA Housing Summary:  Please click on the following link:


BRING IT HOME - Housing California Annual Conference 2012: 


Blue Sky Artwork

Success Stories Collection





Approved Plans



Restful Place - Linda Lamb  

Crisis Intervention Information & Resources


Co-Occurring Information 


Prevention & Early Intervention  

Road to Calmness  

MHSA Housing Program

Education Pic  

Workforce Education & Training

Famous People Mural  

Cultural Diversity Committee



Beach Scene


Millinium Fault



Mental Health First Aid Fresno

Gloomy Tree

MHSA Outcomes 

Rows of Plants


 Palm Trees


Cosmic Pop

Family Advocacy Services

Flower Pot

My Art Matters

MHSA Main Page Archives 

 Contact Us



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