Annual mental health report notes homelessness, other problems
...Homelessness is a significant problem for the mentally ill and is growing throughout El Dorado County, Abrams said. The county has only 10 residential units for mental health clients — six at South Lake Tahoe and four in Placerville.
“Housing is a big challenge for this county,” Abrams warned. “We need much more. The county has no board and care facilities and 5150 (the legal call code for suspects who may be mentally ill) clients need a continuum of care. We need more beds.” ..