Orange County purchased a property that will become the county’s first publicly-owned mental health facility.
As part of its long-term response to homelessness through the county-wide System of Care, the County of Orange is building a $26 million mental health facility that will provide emergency mental health crisis stabilization, drug abuse treatment, and long-term residential psychiatric care.
“Homelessness is inextricably linked to mental health and substance abuse problems,” said Andrew Do, Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. “This facility is a critical component of our long-term system of care—to address the root causes of homelessness.”
The facility could open within 24 months. By renovating an existing building, the county expects to save $9 million and open 12 months sooner than a ground-up project.