Human Services Agency
November 6, 2003
BOARD MEETING DATE:
November 18, 2003
Honorable Board of Supervisors
Maureen D. Borland, Director, Human Services Agency
Mark Lane, Director, Southern Region
Third Amendment to the Agreement with the Sor Juana Ines Center for Domestic Violence Prevention
Adopt a Resolution authorizing:
1. Execution of a Third Amendment to the Agreement with Sor Juana Ines Center for Domestic Violence Prevention;
2. Extension of the term to June 30, 2005; and
3. The Director of the Human Services Agency to execute any future amendments to allow minor modification of services and terms as applicable and adjust funds up to $25,000 to complete the project.
On May 6, 2003, The Board of Supervisors approved a First Amendment to the Agreement with Sor Juana Ines Center for Domestic Violence Prevention (SJICDVP). In this Amendment, SJICDVP was given $175,000 to provide domestic violence services including shelter needs to clients of the Human Services Agency, twenty-four hour support line services, shelter assistance, a transitional housing program, education, counseling, support services, legal services, an emergency outreach program, job counseling and a children's program for victims of domestic violence. These services are an integral part of the Human Services Agency's continuum of prevention and intervention services to children and families. This Amendment modified the Agreement in order for the contractor to purchase, as opposed to rent a housing unit to provide transitional housing and supportive services to families affected by domestic violence.
On September 23, 2003, The Board of Supervisors approved a Second Amendment to the Agreement to increase the funding to add a new position for the Violence Initiative Program through a grant.
At the time the First Amendment was submitted to the Board of Supervisors for approval, the City of East Palo Alto had offered to sell SJICDVP a below-market-value home in East Palo Alto to be used as a transitional house for victims of domestic violence and their children. Subsequently, the City of East Palo rescinded their offer to SJICDVP due to the opposition from the residents.
This Third Amendment with SJICDVP will allow them to use the same funds from the First Amendment to continue to rent a unit for the victims of domestic violence and their children. SJICDVP will continue to meet with leaders located throughout the cities in San Mateo County to negotiate for the rental of transitional housing units. Additionally, the said amendment will extend the term to June 30, 2005 to allow SJICDVP time to locate transitional housing. It is being asked that the Board of Supervisors authorize the Director of the Human Services Agency to execute any future amendments to allow minor modification of services and terms as applicable and adjust funds to up to $25,000 to complete the project.
This Amendment has been reviewed and approved as to form by County Counsel's Office.
Risk Management has reviewed and approved the contractor's insurance coverage.
The Agreement with SJICDVP keeps the commitment of ensuring basic health and safety for all and goal number 8: Help vulnerable people - the aged, disabled mentally ill, at-risk youth and others - achieve a better quality of life. The Agreement contributes to this commitment and goal since SJICDVP provides shelter, transitional housing, legal services, counseling and emergency assistance to battered women and their children who are at risk of physical and emotional harm.
The term of this Third Amendment is from October 1, 2002 through June 30, 2005. There is no additional Net County Cost due to the approval of this Amendment. Appropriation has been budgeted for this Agreement for FY 2003-04 in the Children and Family Services Adopted budget.