2020 has been a challenging year and also one we are proud of at Third Sector. Learn more about our reflections and updates to our racial equity commitments in our end of year letter to our community.
Doing More with LessLessons from Listening Social Service Agencies’ Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Governments are struggling to do more with less–that’s the key message we took away from our conversations with leaders in social service agencies across the country.
The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the growing movement for stronger partnerships between philanthropy and government, with increasing calls for philanthropy to invest in training government employees and leaders who are in critical positions, help governments identify and attract top talent, and support the creation or expansion of positions that fill specific skill gaps. The critical question for government agencies and foundations seeking to implement this strategy is how to put it into practice.
Six California County Behavioral Health Departments are Authorized for Full Service Partnership (FSP) Multi-County Collaborative Innovation Project
On June 5, 2020, California’s Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) approved a group of California counties to spend state funds designated for innovative projects on the Full Service Partnership (FSP) FSP Multi-County Collaborative Innovation Project. FSP is a community-based program for individuals experiencing severe mental illness with 48,331 clients enrolled across the state (FY 2016-17).
Third Sector congratulates MHSOAC and the six counties for authorizing state innovation dollars towards systems-change for a critical mental health program! The six counties in the FSP Multi-County Collaborative Innovation Project are:
As we enter our third month of pandemic precautions and remote working by e-mail and video-conference, Third Sector remains committed to supporting our valued partners in creating positive outcomes for their communities. Please take a look at a variety of resources our team has been working on that may help your community continue to consider long-term outcomes as we all enter the endurance phase of serving our communities during the pandemic.