On January 30, 2009, the State Department of Mental Health released the Guidelines for the final MHSA Component - Innovation.  The Department’s planning estimate for this component is $3.6 million annually, of which 25% can be requested for Community Program Planning.  The Department submitted a Program Planning Request and received approval for $1.8 million on April 3, 2009.  The Innovation Guidelines allow counties to apply for funds on a project-by-project basis without submitting a plan for the entire planning estimate.  By their nature, Innovation projects are similar to pilot or demonstration projects and are subject to time limitations to assess and evaluate their efficacy.  Innovation projects are, therefore, time-limited with one-time funding.  If an Innovation project proves to be successful and a county chooses to continue it, the program must transition to a different funding source (for example the CSS or PEI component) or another source of stable funding.

Older Adult Self-Management Team Project

 (Start Date:  April 2012  /  End Date:  April 2016)

The Department had previously submitted three other Innovation Projects and the fourth Project was a proposal to fund an Older Adult Self Management Team through the Innovation Component.  This project involves an Older Adult Self-Management Health Team for consumer engagement and self-management support through the use of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Evidenced Base Practice Model.  This model addresses both the physical and mental health care issues for older adults which supports disease self-management and/or collaboration between physical and mental health- medication services system.
The Department requested a total of $2.5 million over four years for the Older Adult Self-Management Team Project, which includes funding for Project implementation, county administration and operating reserves.

The Family Room
(Start Date:  December 2012  /  End Date:  May 2015)

The third phase of planning around Innovation was the Family Room which offers Riverside County consumers a new choice: a behavioral health services delivery that is a family-focused model in addition to emphasizing the recovery goals of the consumer and intends to increase the quality of services and create better overall outcomes.
The Department requested a total of $3.1 million for a period of fourteen months with the flexibility to reapply for funds for up to 5 years for this project.  The public comment and review period for the Riverside Family Room Project ended on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, with a Public Hearing held on April 6, 2011.
Recovery Learning Center (RLC)
(Start Date:  April 2011  /  End Date:  May 2012)

The second phase of planning around Innovation was for a Recovery Arts Core Innovation Project.  In September 2009, Riverside County received approval to fund a Recovery Learning Center (RLC) through the Innovation Component.  The RLC offered Riverside County consumers a new choice: a mental health services delivery model designed with consumer staff delivering services as the center of the delivery model.  The intent of the MHSA and recovery practice was to create a new service delivery model, one that is “consumer-driven”, not just consumer-enhanced, rooted in recovery philosophy and operated by people with lived experiences. 
The Department requested a total of $7.8 million for a three-year pilot Recovery Learning Center program.  The RLC Innovation Project was posted for public review and comment from June 3, through July 7, 2010 with a Public Hearing held July 7, 2010.

Recovery Arts Core Project
(Completed June 2012)
Throughout all of the county’s planning processes, consumer-operated services, peer-to-peer supports, and expressive arts programs have surfaced as main themes.  As a result, Riverside County proposed to fund a Recovery Arts Core Project (Arts Core) through the Innovation Component, while continuing to facilitate a Stakeholder Process on recommended uses for the remaining funds.  This project funded a mobile-based arts project that uses the creative arts to foster wellness and recovery for individuals with a mental health diagnosis.
The Department requested a total of $224,949 for the Recovery Arts Core Project, which included funding for Project implementation, county administration and operating reserve.  The Recovery Arts Core Project was posted for public review and comment from May 1 through June 2, 2009 with a Public Hearing was held on June 3, 2009. 

Family Room
1688 N. Perris Blvd., Ste. L6-11
Perris, CA 92571
Phone: (951) 443-2200
Fax: (951) 443-2230

Older Adult Self Management Health Team
10182 Indiana Avenue
Riverside, CA 92503
Phone: (951) 509-2400
Fax: ( 951) 509-2405

Recovery Learning Center (RLC) Desert
47-825 Oasis Street
Indio, CA 92201
Phone: (760) 863-8455
Fax: (760) 863-8587
Recovery Learning Center (RLC) Riverside
9990 County Farm Road, Ste. 5
Riverside, CA 92503
Phone: (951) 358-4834
Fax: (951) 358-3548
Recovery Arts Core

Recovery Arts Core


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