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File #: 2433-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/1/2022 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 9/19/2022 Final action: 9/21/2022
Title: To authorize the Board of Health to enter into a contract with Stephanie Starks, DBA Starks Counseling & Consultation Services LLC for crisis grief counseling services the period of September 19, 2022 through September 18, 2023; to authorize the expenditure of $75,000.00 from the Health Operating fund to pay the costs thereof; and to declare an emergency. ($75,000.00).
Attachments: 1. 2433-2022 DAX attaachment
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the Board of Health to enter into a contract with Stephanie Starks DBA Starks Counseling & Consultation Services LLC. in the amount of $75,000.00. Their contract compliance number is CC-042750. These services were advertised through Bonfire (RFQ022531) according to bidding requirements of the City Code.

Columbus Public Health’s (CPH) Neighborhood Social Services section has a need for culturally sensitive crisis grief counseling for families after a violent loss. Additionally, the contractor will provide a sibling loss group, to effectively work with both youth and adults related to grief and emotional healing, provide a workshop on coping for families during the first year after a loss, and finally the contract will also provide one traumatic grief training to share best practices with professionals prior to contract’s end date.

Emergency action is requested in order to not delay the start date of September 19, 2022.

FISCAL IMPACT: $75,000.00 is budgeted in the Health Operating Fund for crisis grief counseling services.

Title

To authorize the Board of Health to enter into a contract with Stephanie Starks, DBA Starks Counseling & Consultation Services LLC for crisis grief counseling services the period of September 19, 2022 through September 18, 2023; to authorize the expenditure of $75,000.00 from the Health Operating fund to pay the costs thereof; and to declare an emergency. ($75,000.00).

Body

WHEREAS, Columbus Public Health has a need for crisis grief counseling services and;

WHEREAS, Stephanie Starks, DBA Starks Counseling & Consultation Services LLC has the expertise required; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Public Health in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Board to enter into contract with Stephanie Starks, DBA Starks Counseling & Consultation Services LLC, for crisis grief counseling services, all for the immedia...

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