Our Programs in Marin

Residential Support Services

Residential Support Services (RSS) offers 24-hour care in homelike settings for clients who need longterm support, at sites throughout Marin County. Housing is limited and by referral only. For more information, please call 415-457-6966 then choose option 1 "How to access our services"

Marin Assisted Independent Living (MAIL)

Marin Assisted Independent Living (MAIL) helps clients live independently in the community, either individually or in congregate households. Staff provide a variety of supportive mental health services to assist clients in maintaining their living situation. As part of MAIL, the SUPPORTED HOUSING COMPONENT assists clients who live in homes or apartments rented by Buckelew Programs. Supported housing clients benefit from daily, intensive services that enable them to live in congregate settings semi-independently. Housing is limited and by referral only.  For more information, please call 415-457-6966 then choose option 1 "How to access our services"


Please note: if you are in immediate need of housing assistance, contact The Coordinated Entry line at at (415) 473-HOME (4663) Mon - Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm.


Buckelew Employment Services (BES)

Buckelew Employment Services (BES) is a vocational rehabilitation program designed to assist people with behavioral health challenges to work in the community as independently as possible. It offers a comprehensive approach to securing and maintaining employment. Our training services have proven helpful for people who have never worked, who are uncertain about returning to work, and/or who wish to improve particular skills before seeking new employment. Program participants receive paid training in a self-selected venue learning valuable work skills. 

They are taught job preparation skills such as resume writing, job searching strategies, and interviewing skills. Upon job placement, clients are further buoyed with on-site or off-site retention support, and/or job coaching, as needed. BES can accept clients directly; a referral from the county Mental Health Department is not necessary. To qualify you must be a Marin resident, be 18 years or older and have a mental illness

All interested may attend an optional free orientation meeting held at noon, every Tuesday, located at 210 Alameda Del Prado, #201, Novato, CA. 94949. For information, please contact Yolanda Marquez or call 415-457-1925 ext. 965.  Fax: 415 457-1929

All interested may attend an optional free orientation meeting held at noon, every Tuesday. 
Please note our new address: 201 Alameda Del Prado,  Suite 201  Novato, CA. 94949


Casa Rene

Casa Rene, offers those in need of short term residential mental health services a calm and comforting place to get well. Buckelew staff provides counseling, medication support and therapeutic activities in a home-like setting, for up to 30 days. Referral through Marin County Psychiatric Emergency Services only. For more information, please call 415-457-6966 then choose option 1 "How to access our services".

The Helen Vine Recovery Center

The Helen Vine Recovery Center, which became a part of Buckelew Programs in April 2011, is a licensed 26-bed co-ed residential detoxification program located at 291 Smith Ranch Road in San Rafael that provides welcoming, recovery-oriented services to individuals with alcohol and drug addiction issues, as well as co-occurring psychiatric problems. Helen Vine Center's services integrate well with Buckelew’s other innovative behavioral health programs. Not only does Helen Vine give people with drug or alcohol problems--including those that have a mental illness--a chance to begin their recovery, they can also find support, acceptance and hope through individualized programs including counseling, education about alcohol and drug addiction, 12-step meetings, wellness and life care tools, relapse prevention and community mentors. In April of 2018, we opened a new facility at 291 Smith Ranch Road. For more information, call (415) 492-0818.

Buckelew Counseling Services

Buckelew Counseling Services (formerly Family Service Agency of Marin) provides behavioral health and counseling services to the greater Marin community. We provide weekly therapy sessions to adults, teens and children with a range of behavioral health challenges. Through the use of “Talk Therapy”, DBT Skills Training and other forms of CBT and Play therapy, we help individuals, couples and families address and cope with an array of issues:

Anxiety • Depression • Bi-polar disorder  • Developmental Challenges of Childhood and Adolescence • Divorce • Stress • Family Challenges • Trauma (through our Trauma Informed Care services)  • Crisis

To Schedule an Appointment please call Buckelew Counseling Services Intake Line: (415) 491-5716



Buckelew Suicide Prevention

Buckelew Programs operates the 24/7 Suicide Prevention Hotline for Marin County. The hotline relies on its dedicated and highly trained volunteers. Extensive 10-week training classes are offered twice a year in San Rafael.  We also provide community outreach and education on suicide prevention. In Marin County, call 415-499-1100 for 24/7 suicide hotline support. For grief support call 415-499-1195. To volunteer or inquire about outreach, call 415-499-1193, extension 3003.