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Welcome to the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission

Our Role

The role of the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) is to oversee the implementation of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). The MHSOAC is also responsible for developing strategies to overcome stigma. At any time, the MHSOAC may advise the Governor or the Legislature on mental health policy.

Our Mission

Provide vision and leadership, in collaboration with clients, their family members, and underserved communities, to ensure Californians understand mental health is essential to overall health. Hold public mental health systems accountable. Provide oversight for eliminating disparities; promote wellness, recovery and resiliency; and ensure positive outcomes for individuals living with serious mental illness and their families.

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TOGETHER WE CAN: Reducing Criminal Justice Involvement for People with Mental Illness

News Release



After completing the review of all proposals submitted in response to the Request for Proposal (RFP) 17MHSOAC018 for Transition Age Youth, the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) has selected and hereby intends to award a contract to:

Mental Health America of California
2035 Hurley Way, Suite 290
Sacramento, CA 95825

The Notice of Intent to award will be posted on the MHSOAC website, here, for five (5) working days, from November 16, 2017 through November 27, 2017. An Intent to Protest letter from the proposer must be received at the following address not later than five (5) working days (excluding the first day and including the last) from the date of the posting of Notice of Intent to Award. The only acceptable delivery method for Intent to Protest letter is by postal service (United States Postal Office, Federal Express, etc.) The Intent to Protest Letter cannot be hand delivered by the Proposer, faxed, or sent by electronic mail. Any letter received without original signature and/or by a delivery method other than a postal service will not be considered. Address your Intent to Protest in a sealed envelope. (See sample of how to address the envelope here.)

The Request for Proposal (RFP) 17MHSOAC018 for Transition Age Youth, including specifics on the funding opportunity, due date, and other information can be found here


Second Round of SB 82 Triage grants 2017 can be found here



Mental Health in the News Monthly Newsletter

The latest news in mental health, plus information from the MHSOAC including upcoming events and job openings.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 10:17
Jan 09, 2018
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:05
Nov 14, 2017
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 09:26
Oct 19, 2017

Upcoming Events

10474 Mather Blvd., Mather, CA 95655
1325 J Street, Suite 1700, Sacramento, CA 95814