Supervisor Katrina Foley Applauds Governor’s $27.6 Million Grant to Expand Mental Health Services for Orange County Youth

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Orange Supervisor Katrina Foley released a statement following Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement of a $27.6 million grant to treat Orange County youth suffering from substance use disorder (SUD).

The $27.6 million grant will allow for the Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA) to expand adolescent residential treatment facilities at the Irvine BeWell campus for patients suffering from youth SUD and for pregnant or parenting women to bring their children up to age 12. Notably, there are only two providers for this service Countywide.

“Many Orange County residents grapple with substance use disorder and mental health challenges, so this grant will transform the way we provide critical health care,” said Supervisor Foley. “Throughout my career, I’ve advocated tirelessly for an aggressive approach to improving the overall health of Orange County youth. Thank you to Governor Newsom for making critical investments in supporting our most vulnerable populations, and I am committed to continuing this work to tackle the ongoing health crisis.”


Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2021 to represent Costa Mesa, Cypress, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Stanton, the unincorporated area of Rossmoor, and portions of Buena Park and Fountain Valley. Following redistricting, the Board appointed her to additionally serve as caretaker for the future District 2, which includes the communities of Santa Ana and portions of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Orange, Tustin, and unincorporated North Tustin.

In January, Supervisor Foley will be sworn in as the newly drawn District 5 representative which includes the cities of Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Irvine South of the 405, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente as well as the unincorporated areas of Coto de Caza, Emerald Bay, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, Rancho Mission Viejo, Stonecliffe and Wagon Wheel.

Supervisor Foley serves on the Airport Ad Hoc Committee & Fly Friendly working group, the Sober Living Home Ad Hoc Committee, and boards of the Orange County Transportation Authority, CalOptima, Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, Law Library, Newport Bay & South Orange County Watershed Management Area Executive Committees & the Santa Ana River Flood Control Protection.