Important note: The following recommendation was approved by the Board of Supervisors on Feb. 10, 2015. The Board subsequently approved amendments. These are attached below. 

To:             Honorable Board of Supervisors

From:         Iliana Rodriguez, Director, Human Services Agency

Subject:     Third Amendment to Agreement with StarVista


Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with StarVista to add one-time Measure A funding to the Daybreak Program increasing the amount by $100,000 to $5,290,566. The term, July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016 remains the same.


On July 23, 2013, the Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution Number 072706 in the amount of $4,145,822 to provide the following services to families, emancipated foster youth, and vulnerable youth in San Mateo County: Your House South provides shelter for runaway youth, THP-Plus provides subsidized apartments and case management services for emancipated foster youth, the Crisis Hotline is a 24-hour telephone hotline that offers counseling for youth experiencing crisis, and the Daybreak Program offers temporary intervention and respite care for families in crisis.

On January 7, 2014, the Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution Number 072969 to add Measure A funds in the amount of $1,021,720 for a new total of $5,167,542 to allow StarVista to develop a program with an active 24/7 hotline to provide easy access to services for childhood and adolescents, ages 0 – 18 years, and provide a 24 hour a day Early Child & Adolescent Hotline & Prevention Program (CAHPP) that will connect school-based families to prevention and early intervention services throughout San Mateo County. The 24 hour hotline will be able to receive phone calls, emails, and text messages from any San Mateo County resident or service provider. This hotline will be staffed by 3 licensed or registered Mental Health Clinicians who will receive and screen the calls and provide brief therapeutic intervention community-based services as  needed. The second service provided will be a school based program called StarVista’s Lucky Kids which will provide coaching and support to San Mateo County children from Kindergarten to 6th grade that need additional support services to meet their full potential in school. This will be staffed by 6 intensively trained Child Aides.

On November 13, 2014, the Human Services Agency Director approved a Second Amendment to add Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) services for homeless youths for FY 2014-15 in the amount of $23,024 bringing the total obligation to $5,190,566.

StarVista was recently notified of a drastic federal funding cut that impacted their Daybreak Program. Due to the fact that the federal funding supported half of their Daybreak Program operational expenses, StarVista had to cut staff hours and hours of operation. StarVista requested support from the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and requested $100,000 in funding in order to restore services to this vitally needed program.  On September 30, 2014 the Board of Supervisors approved $100,000 Measure A funding for the Daybreak Program as long as StarVista matched the funds through other funding sources. StarVista has provided documentations of these funding sources to HSA.


This Third Amendment is for one-time Measure A funding of $100,000 for one year to allow StarVista to address funding shortfalls in their Daybreak Program. The funding will also allow StarVista Daybreak Program an opportunity to develop a sustainable budget plan.

County Counsel has reviewed and approved this Third Amendment and Resolution as to form and the Contractor meets the insurance certification requirement.

Approval of this Third Amendment to the Agreement contributes to the Shared Vision 2025 outcome of a Prosperous Community by providing safe and stable housing, counseling, resource information, legal assistance and outreach to at-risk youth and families. As a result of the services provided for in this Agreement, it is expected that up to 87% of the youth with individual case plans who participate in the Daybreak Program will complete a job training program, or secure a high school equivalency degree.

Performance Measures:


FY 2013-14


FY 2014-15


FY 2015-16


Percent of youth with individual case plans who participate in the Daybreak Program that will either complete a job training program or secure high school equivalency degree.





The term of this Third Amendment to the Agreement remains the same, July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2016. The amended amount is $100,000 for a new total of $5,290,566. The amended amount of $100,000 is 100% funded by Measure A revenue. This additional $100,000 was included in the FY 2014-15 Adopted Budgets. There is no Net County Cost.

Important notes:

This is a copy of the official report --  item 31 on the Board's agenda.