Examples of Partnership with the Faith Community
1. The Department of Mental Health collaborates with the Hollywood Presbyterian Healthcare Partnership to serve the homeless population in the Hollywood area. Each week DMH staff provides mental health services to these individuals, as well as referrals to clinics. This partnership helps reduce stigma about mental illness, and improves the health of those served.
2. DMH in Service Area 4 is outreaching to the Korean Community in Koreatown and beyond through their churches by contacting church pastors and leaders, providing education on mental health topics, training pastors and leaders to educate their constituents on mental health issues, addressing domestic violence and substance abuse and informing them on how to link congregants with mental health problems to mental health services.