Mental Health California Timeline (1850s to present)

1987

AB 377 expanded Ventura County pilot project providing coordinated and closely monitored community and home-based services for severely emotionally disturbed children

River Community opened to provide integrated services for co-occurring mental illnesses and substance abuse.

“Declaration of Conscience” by 7 psychiatric leaders urged action to “prevent the collapse” of emergency and acute psychiatric care in LA County. 
Homes for Life Foundation established.