Westside Community Mental Health Center

aka WESTSIDE COMMUNITY SERVICES   |   San Francisco, CA   |  http://www.westside-health.org/

Mission

The mission of Westside Community Services is to provide high quality, family-centered, culturally competent behavioral health and human services.

Ruling year info

1968

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Mary Ann Jones Ph. D.

Main address

1153 Oak Street

San Francisco, CA 94117 USA

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EIN

94-1164909

NTEE code info

Health Treatment Facilities (Primarily Outpatient) (E30)

Community Mental Health Center (F32)

Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and Treatment (F20)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Westside has a long history of serving the African American community and providing services to San Francisco’s most vulnerable populations. We serve the vulnerable, the fragile, and those impacted by life crises and transitions. With programming created by members of our community for our community, we deliver educational, health and social services to continually strengthen our local communities. We evolve to meet the health and wellness needs of our community by providing accessible, high-quality mental health and wellness services. We don't have enough funding to meet the growing demands for our most vulnerable clients ie formerly incarcerated, people living with severe and persistent mental illness, homeless etc.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Crisis Clinic

The Westside Crisis Clinic provides culturally competent crisis and urgent care services to San Francisco adults (18 years and older).  Crisis Clinic is a voluntary, drop-in service open to any adult in need of emergency psychiatric care.  The Clinic is designed to stabilize low-income residents in mental health crisis and refer that person to an appropriate source for follow-up treatment.  The Clinics services include:

 

Crisis evaluation and intervention

Crisis psychiatric medication

Evaluation

Urgent care medication

Case management

Linkages to appropriate mental health outpatient services

Population(s) Served

The Westside Assertive Community Treatment Program (ACT) provides intensive case management to a minimum of 100 clients referred by Community Behavioral Health Services who traditionally might be served in acute settings such as psychiatric hospitals or locked facilities.  The program originated as a pilot program designed to meet the needs of severely mentally ill (SMI) individuals in San Francisco requiring a high level of services during a 12 month period.  The goal of the program is to stabilize these individuals and to improve their quality of life using cost-efficient treatment and coaching.

 

ACT Case Managers are responsible for the stabilization of many areas of the client’s life.  Westside provides crisis, urgent care, individual or group structured activities, improving client socialization skills through a variety of activities. The importance of employment is often not stressed with the severely and persistently mental ill. The therapeutic value of working or having productive use of time is an integral part of community integration. ACT promotes individual member training programs for real-life work experiences which are necessary to solve problems and survive in a work environment. Learning new responsible coping skills are also encouraged by Case Managers; these include:  housekeeping, personal hygiene, money management, transportation, shopping, social camaraderie, and medication adherence.

Population(s) Served

METHADONE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM
The Westside Methadone Maintenance Program for heroin addiction involves daily dispensing of methadone, supervised urine screens, and long-term outpatient counseling The goal of the maintenance program is to reduce the dependency of heroin and replace that addiction with methadone treatment. Participants have the opportunity for health and lifestyle changes through vocation and motivational counseling, referrals for medical treatment, and education counseling. The program includes HIV prevention and testing services.

METHADONE MAINTENANCE TREATMENT PROPOSITION 36
The Methadone Maintenance Proposition 36 Treatment Program for heroin addiction involves daily dispensing of methadone, drug screening, and long-term patient counseling for those convicted of offenses specified by the Proposition 36 Statute.

SERVICES
Methadone Detoxification and Maintenance Program services include: 

Physical examination


Testing & counseling


Daily methadone dispensing


Urine drug screening


Individual counseling


Education on substance abuse


Individualized treatment planning


Referrals to health or social service providers


Discharge planning


Mental Health Screening

ACCREDITATION
The Westside Methadone Detoxification and Maintenance Program is JCAHO (the Joint Commission on Healthcare Organizations) Accredited

Population(s) Served

Westside’s Child, Youth & Family Division provides a cluster of services on an outpatient basis for San Francisco youth ages 0 to 21 and their families.  The goal is to build emotional wellness to these youth by providing treatment, education, and support to children and youth who are exhibiting emotional and behavioral problems severe enough to disrupt their home, school, and community activities.  The majority of our clients are at-risk African American and Hispanic children, youth, and their families.

SERVICES
Our services include:

Individual, group, and family therapy


Clinical case management (school and community-based)


Medication support services


Substance abuse prevention, education, and intervention


Social skills training including anger management groups


Vocational resource referrals


Educational and literacy support


Independent living skills support


Housing assistance


School readiness assistance

Population(s) Served

The NoVA program aims to address the violence plaguing San Francisco, particularly the significantly high-crime communities of Bayview - Hunter's Point, Western Addition and the Mission District. The NoVA program provides intensive services to violent ex-offenders to aid in their reentry into the community and reduce recidivism rates. The program engages both men and women, encouraging them to take control of their violent behavior through rehabilitation and to the extent possible, successfully reenter the community as a productive member of society.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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For over 50 years Westside has been serving the mental health needs of our local community including: families dealing with the grief and loss of loved ones; those impacted by the multigenerational affects of drugs and violence; veterans who have "hidden wounds" and their families enduring the stress of their loved ones being away and in danger; vulnerable neighbors who are hurting because of loss of jobs or homes in today's difficult economy; and severely and persistently mentally ill individuals who require medication, treatment, and assistance with managing their daily lives.

As one of the first community-based mental health agencies in the country, Westside Community Services has been rebuilding lives and restoring families for 50 years.

Westside Community Services is dedicated to improving the psychological, spiritual and physical health of our community residents. Our clients represent a diverse range of individuals and families facing emotional crises; overwhelming life circumstances; and those experiencing severe and debilitating mental health challenges. As a wellness and recovery oriented agency our goal is to provide services based on the needs of our community that have been defined by our community. We are an agency that was created by the local community for the community.

We have a dedicated team of professionals and as the largest employer of African American residents in San Francisco we are committed to expanded services to meet the growing demands of our community.

In 1967, Westside Community Mental Health Center (WCMHC) was incorporated. Dr. William Goldman, a psychiatrist at Mt. Zion Hospital, and a passionate believer in the rights of non-mainstream communities to be able to access quality mental health care, wrote the initial Federal grant with a planned start-up date of 1968; and 1969 as the date for full operations. In 1968, the largest grant on mental health in the country was awarded to WCMHC, bypassing both the State and the City.

One of the key components during the formation of this great enterprise was the “New Thinking” coming out of the two centers of study and training for psychiatrists, U.C. Berkeley and Harvard University that of serving people in their own communities. San Francisco’s Mt. Zion and St. Mary’s Hospital staff led the way.

From this thinking emerged the belief in “Citizen Participation” in the planning, implementation and evaluation of mental health programs. This was the WCMHC Consortium Model approach, which allowed the City to pull people out of organizational cocoons into collaborations and provided massive economies of scale, rapid start-up, and took advantage of the existing infrastructures of four major hospitals: Mt. Zion, St. Mary’s, Children’s and CPMC. Eighty representatives from local groups and organizations inside the WCMHC geographic area met in the Fall of 1968 and formed the first Community Advisory Committee, which served to channel community stake-holder feedback and human capital into the organization that is now Westside. We currently serve more than 5,000 people each year.

Financials

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Westside Community Mental Health Center

Board of directors
as of 6/4/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Marcellus Ducreay

San Francisco Crisis

Term: 2018 - 2021

Marcellus Ducreay

St. Anthony's Foundation

Donna Rowe

Equity Accountancy Firm-Special Projects

Rachele Patin

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

Carolyn Nash

West Valley College

Ceasar Churchwell

Dentist

Ebony Smith

Realtor