San Francisco's Behavioral Health Court was featured in this San Francisco Examiner Op-Ed. Through a federal grant, BHC's Housing and Employment Outcomes (HERO) program provides housing and employment opportunities to help further strengthen client's recovery and well-being.
“It’s not enough to just get someone out of jail,” said Lisa Lightman, director of San Francisco’s Collaborative Court Programs, which includes the Behavioral Health Court. “Mental health issues are always with someone. They need medication plus a purpose in life that includes work and home. HERO helps people in recovery choose what they want to do and be.”
|David Traylor (left) isn’t psychotic, in jail or dead today thanks to Judge Ronald Albers (right) of San Francisco’s Behavioral Health Court. (Joel Engardio/Special to S.F. Examiner)|