BEHAVIORAL & MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS

individuals. families. communities 

Behavioral health represents the connection between behaviors and the health and well-being of the body, mind, and spirit. BACR’s behavioral and mental health industry spans a wide range of services including mental health and counseling; tobacco, marijuana, and vaping cessation; substance abuse prevention, early intervention, and treatment; and nutrition, substance abuse, and health advocacy. We deliver services in schools, community centers, BACR offices, and the jail. 
 
Our restorative and trauma-informed programs are assets-driven and equity-focused. We understand that systemic and institutional racism as well as economic injustice have enormous negative impacts on the youth and families in many of our communities. BACR programs aim to provide opportunities for client-centered exploration, to develop navigation skills to address these impacts, and to develop positive strategies to be successful and healthy in and out of school. 

BACR has particular experience working with Spanish-speaking families from Central America and has been commended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for our diverse, culturally, and linguistically competent staff. We work diligently to hire staff who reflect the communities we serve and engage in ongoing cultural humility training and development.

WHAT AN AMAZING GIFT TO BE ABLE TO HELP PEOPLE,

NOT JUST YOURSELF

- BARACK OBAMA -

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MENTAL HEALTH

Mental health services at BACR help lay the groundwork for the well-being of the individual, couple, and family. All our mental health programs have the common goal of helping our clients be more successful in their lives by reducing risk factors and increasing their resiliency. Our services aim to provide opportunities for client-centered exploration, to develop navigation skills and to advocate for change in the systems and structures of racism and inequity that impact our clients and families. 


Core mental health services include individual, group, and family counseling, case management, parent education, and trauma response as well as consultation with school personnel, other stakeholders and collaborators. We offer programs dealing with multiple issues in schools and in community settings. We strive to guide our clients towards more successful outcomes such as improved coping skills, emotional functioning, school performance, and peer/family relationships. BACR prevents and intervenes in challenges that can otherwise lead to problem behaviors and negative outcomes.
 

EAST BAY PROGRAMS

HADIYA DOLORES WILLIAMS, LCSW | MESSAGE HADIYA

NORTH BAY PROGRAMS

CARIN GROVE, LMFT | MESSAGE CARIN

 

NORTH & EAST BAY

SCHOOL-BASED PROGRAMS

For more than four decades, BACR has been a leading provider of school-linked mental health and prevention services for high-risk children, youth, and their families. 

SCHOOL CLINICAL INTERNSHIP and TRAINEESHIPS

Mental health interns and trainees are an integral part of the BACR treatment and training team. 

JEANNETTE PRANDI CHILDREN'S CENTER

The Jeannette Prandi Children’s Center is a place where children who may have been sexually abused can be interviewed in an environment designed with their comfort in mind.

MARIN COUNSELING COLLABORATIVE

BACR’s Marin Counseling Collaborative (MCC) was established to meet the needs of those in the Marin County community who are struggling and desire a place to get ...

SUBSTANCE USE

We deliver prevention, assessment, intervention, treatment and recovery support services to youth, families, and adults in our community. We also coordinate youth and community-led substance use advocacy and social change programs. 


Our prevention services provide basic education on the physical and psychological effects of alcohol and drugs, aid to parents on how to identify use/abuse by their children, and how to talk to them if they are using and/or thinking of using. Our assessment services help identify where on the continuum from recreational and experimental use to severe substance use disorders someone may be, and the guidance as to what next steps may be. Our intervention and treatment services help people struggling with their substance use and abuse participate in the level of treatment needed to begin the road to recovery. Finally, our Recovery Support Services help ensure that participants continue to live healthy lives. Our services are provided in a number of settings: schools, in-custody, freestanding recovery centers, and county offices. We deliver services in Marin and Contra Costa counties.


Our advocacy programs engage youth and adults in assessing community-level substance use issues. Using a community action model, we organize for policy changes in schools, cities, and counties.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

STEPHANIE HOCHMAN | MESSAGE STEPHANIE

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

PAMELA MEYER | MESSAGE PAMELA

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CRIMINAL

JUSTICE

The mission of the In- Custody Treatment Program in the Marin County Jail is to provide direct alcohol/drug services to inmates in all Pods. 

MARIN DUI

BACR’s DUI program in Marin County offers court- and DMV-mandated services for individuals convicted of a first or subsequent arrest for Driving Under the Influence (DUI). 

POSITIVE 

CHANGES

The Positive Changes Women’s Treatment Program provides alcohol and drug outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment services for adult clients who identify as female. 

FAMILY 

CONNECTIONS

BACR’s Family Connections program provides individual, group, and family therapy for substance-abusing adolescents in Marin County.

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VOLUNTEER

You can make a difference in the lives of children and youth and their families who experience poverty, homelessness, community violence and additional risk factors that could lead to school failure and challenging family functioning.

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TAKE ACTION

Your donation to BACR will go towards services that directly benefit and uplift the communities we serve. Your gift can be made to support general operation of BACR  or earmarked for a specific program.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

A career with BACR is a commitment to giving back to your community. We are seeking dedicated individuals to join our diverse team of more than 1,000 professionals in carrying out the BACR mission.

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