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County to seek funds to assist mentally ill transients, inmates


Last updated 9/27/2018 at 6:29pm

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved the Riverside University Health System’s request to apply for state funds to bolster the county’s outreach programs targeting mentally ill transients on the streets, as well as those at risk of becoming homeless and in need of help due to psychiatric problems.

The board voted 4-0 – with Supervisor John Tavaglione absent – to grant RUHS officials permission to seek an allocation from the California Department of Health Care Services as part its “One-Time Homeless and Mentally Ill Outreach and Treatment Program.”


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tomsuttle writes:

Many who suffer mentally are damaged to such a degree that if their wounds were visible, they would be immediately transported by ambulances to hospitals. But those wounds can't be seen. And, so many among those afflicted are suffering in ways that they themselves cannot begin to express, understand or even comprehend. And because of the incomprehensible complexity of the conditions involved, they withdraw quietly into their solitary pain, or display bizarre behaviors. Let us have compassion.


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