At the request of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Department of Mental Health (DMH) has developed an Incubation Program to assist nonprofit organizations that have a desire to provide services to mental health clients so as to build capacity within the Mental Health system. The program provides an academy, resource references, technical assistance, and mentorship and/or sponsorship by existing County service providers.
The academy is an on-going program with a Basic Core and an Advanced Specific Mental Health Courses. The courses are offered once a quarter four half-days for the Basic Core session and three half-days for the Advanced Specific Mental Health session. The courses are taught by Department subject experts.