Tuolumne County Supervisors have approved $300,000 dollars to stabilize mental health programs in Sonora. Without the funding, the David Lambert drop-in Community Center on Jackson Street could have closed its doors.
The program€™s future became uncertain because of budget cuts at the state level, and changes in the way Medi-Cal is managed. The county and Kings View Behavioral Health work together to provide services for substance abusers and mental health patients. Kings View recently laid off 40 of its 120 employees.
With this funding locked in, programs can be maintained at current levels until July.