Sonoma County is proposing to enter in to a Master Agreement with University Partners, LLC, as lessee, and its affiliate, Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. to lease, develop, rehabilitate and operate a psychiatric health facility (PHF) at the former Valley of the Moon Children's Center (Children's Center), located at the County's Los Guilicos campus. The PHF will provide acute mental health services for adults. A typical average stay for clients will be 9 days, with a typical maximum stay of 14 days. A small amount of staff will be present on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A kitchen facility will provide meals for the clients at the facility. The clients will be driven to and from the site.
The former Children's Center is an existing facility that has been vacant for approximately 13 years. This Master Agreement will require interior renovations of the 9,450 square foot building to provide a 16 bed PHF, and will include replacement of exterior systems, including roof, HV AC, window replacement and other minor additions and alterations to meet current code requirements, including ADA accessibility. The project will also include supplemental landscaping.