The Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a motion that will bring intensive residential mental health and substance abuse programming to the Antelope Valley.
“The northernmost portion of our County is in dire need of behavioral health care services,” said Supervisor Kathryn Barger, who introduced the motion.
“The closest crisis residential treatment program is more than 50 miles away in Sylmar,” she added. “My Antelope Valley constituents deserve to have access to high-quality residential programming to treat their mental health needs. If we expect to make a dent in the mental health and homelessness crisis, this is the type of action the County needs to take – an investment in building up our mental health bed capacity to treat behavioral health disorders, heal trauma, and provide systematic care.”