Community Mental Health Board Meeting, July 16, 2018

Community Mental Health Board of Chicago Meeting

Monday, July 16, 2018 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

CDPH- DePaul Center, Room 200

Chicago, Illinois, 60604



1. Welcome and introductions

2. Approval of previous meetings minutes

Mental Health Services Equity/Quality of Care

3. Sanism

4. Outreach and Promotion of CDPH Mental Health Services

5. Psychiatry Services & Staff Vacancies

6. Behavioral Health Capacity Assessment

7. CDPH Mental Health Budget

8. Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) Improvement Plan

9. Other government agencies responsible for public mental health services (adults)

10. CDPH Communications & Monthly Updates

11.  Follow up status reports:

Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR), North River, other centers

Lawndale project update/facility accessibility and upgrades

Service referrals – TASC, Family & Support Services, managed care

CDPH Medicaid Managed Care Enrollment

Mental Services Language Access Plan

12. Open/Public Comment/Announcements

13. Next meeting August 20, 2018– North River Mental Health Center


The mental health board usually meets on the third Monday of the month.  Meetings are generally held from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm


Proposed 2018 Meeting Schedule

August 20, 2018 – North River

September 17, 2018 – Greater Grand

October 22, 2018 – Greater Lawn

November 19, 2018 -Englewood

December 17, 2018 -Lawndale


June 18, 2018 Meeting Handouts

Meeting materials

Chicago Department of Public Health
Language Access Policy Implementation Plan 2018 Annual Compliance Report

Number served and the number of visits/encounters at CDPH Mental Health Centers – 2018

Number served by center by month January 2018 to May 2018

CDPH Psychiatry Stats May 2018

CDPH Response to questions about staff vacancies

06052018 Ltr CDPH MH Vacancies

Greater Lawn Lease

Community Mental Health Board Meeting – June 18, 2018 – Lawndale


Community Mental Health Board of Chicago Meeting

Monday, June 18, 2018 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Lawndale Mental Health Center

1201 S Campbell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60608



1. Welcome and introductions

2. Approval of previous meetings minutes

3. 2018 & 2019 Budget Recommendations

4. Facilities – Greater Lawn lease renewal; Lawndale & alternate site

5. Administration & Staffing – Psychiatry Services/ Vacant Positions

6. Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) Improvement Plan/Clinician Strategies

7. Mental Services Language Access Plan

8. Service Referrals – TASC, DFSS, MCO

9. Communications with CDPH

10. Collaborative for Community Wellness

11. Open/Public Comment

12. Next meeting July 16, 2018 – Depaul Center

Facility Update: Greater Lawn Mental Health Center

Facility Update: Greater Lawn Mental Health Center

Please review O2018-4236 for the next meeting:

Please bring recommendations.

Commissioner Tamley has informed us that on May 23, 2018, the mayor introduced an ordinance (# O2018-4236) to approve the lease renewal for the building at 4150 W 55th St, that houses the Greater Lawn Mental Health Center. The landlord is 4150 Partnership and the lease is for another six years or until 2024. The city will pay monthly rent of $24,425 for the first three years ($879,300) and $25,160 per month for the second three years of the lease ($905,760).

The lease requires the landlord to make renovations and repairs or “Site Improvements” to address ADA compliance issues at the landlord’s expense &  detailed in Exhibit A  (see pages 22 to 31).  Improvements include painting interior rooms and new carpet. The Site Improvements are to be done within 120 days of the lease renewal. The lease also requests the landlord to provide items listed in Exhibit B but at cost to the City.

The City Council has not acted on the lease, it has been introduced and referred to the Committee on Housing and Real Estate.  The date of the next committee meeting is not posted.

Renovations to the receptionist window appeared to be underway when we visited the Center on May 21, 2018.

Still needed: interior decorator, signage, mural, and planters, flag, new furniture.

Thank you Community Mental Health Board participants for deciding to visit the center, speaking up and raising concerns, requesting an ADA accessibility investigation, and persisting with the inquiry until the MOPD investigated and shared the results and plan.