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. Referral through Marin County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services only. For more information, please contact the Access Team at 1-888-818-1115

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. Referral through Marin County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services only.  For more information, please contact the Access Team at 1-888-818-1115

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. Then 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 555 Northgate Drive,, Suite 200, in San Rafael. For information, please contact Yolanda Marquez (415) 456-9350 ext. 146 or Yolanda@buckelew.org or fax (415) 456-1508.

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, call (415) 457-6964.

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 301 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, medical services, wellness and life care tools, relapse prevention and community mentors. For more information, call (415) 492-0818.

Buckelew Counseling Services

Buckelew Counseling Services (formerly Family Service Agency of Marin) provides affordable and accessible behavioral and mental health services to children, adults and families. Through every stage of life from pregnancy and childhood to adolescence, adulthood and into the elder years, Buckelew therapists, counselors and advocates help in times of crisis and transition. Buckelew Counseling Services has Marin County’s most comprehensive child and family trauma services and also includes Healthy Families  and TeenScreen. Healthy Families started in 2013 as a collaborative project with Marin Community Clinics, funded with the generous support of Bella Vista Foundation and Isabel Allende Foundation. The program is aimed at improving the physical and emotional health of young children and their families through home visiting and social support fully integrated with primary healthcare services. Healthy Families employs a bilingual/bicultural Parent Aide and serves primarily Latino families. TeenScreen is a nationally-recognized program developed by Columbia University to identify risk factors associated with depression, anxiety, suicide, body image, trauma and alcohol and substance abuse in youth. Here in Marin County, TeenScreen is offered through Buckelew Programs. Our mental health professionals conduct voluntary screenings in local schools. The program has been growing each year and now includes middle schools in addition to high schools. Through a recent agreement with Columbia, Stanford University has been given access and shared rights to the TeenScreen Program. The Stanford Youth Wellbeing Initiative continues to partner with Buckelew Programs to support the TeenScreen Program and collaboration is underway to enhance and build on the program. For more information contacts Sarah Chapman sarahc@buckelew.org . Buckelew Counseling Services Intake Line: (415) 491-5716

North Bay Suicide Prevention

Buckelew Programs operates the 24/7 North Bay Suicide Prevention Hotline. The hotline began in Marin County as Suicide Prevention & Community Counseling in the 1970s and merged with FSA Marin in 1986. FSA became part of Buckelew Programs in 2012, and the North Bay Suicide Prevention Program was funded and expanded through the Mental Health Services Act the same year. The hotline now serves Marin, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties. The hotline relies on its dedicated and highly trained volunteers. Extensive 10-week training classes are offered twice a year in San Rafael.  In Marin County, call 415-499-1100 for 24/7 suicide hotline support. For grief support call 415-499-1195. To volunteer call 415-499-1193, extension 3003.

Jeannette Prandi Children's Center

Jeannette Prandi Children's Center provides a safe space to conduct child forensic interviews during the process of assessing child abuse cases. Once the determination of abuse has been made, Buckelew clinicians can provide comprehensive trauma therapy. To contact the Center, call (415) 499-3750