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County of Madera


Live and Archived Board Meetings

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County Calendar

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Madera County – MC Alert Home

Madera County Emergency Warning System

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On January 17, 2014, the Governor of California proclaimed a state of emergency due to the current drought conditions. On…

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Behavioral Health Services

Vision Statement

We envision a world where all persons with addictions and mental illness can achieve recovery and can live with dignity and respect as valued members of their families and communities.

Mission Statement

To promote the prevention of and recovery from mental illness and substance abuse for the individuals, families, and communities we serve by providing accessible, caring, and culturally competent services.

Core Values

We, the employees of Madera County Behavioral Health Services, value:

  • The promotion of wellness and recovery.
  • The integrity of individual and organizational actions.
  • The dignity, worth, and diversity of all people.
  • The importance of human relationships.
  • The contribution of each employee. 

The Each Mind Matters campaign is a statewide initiative to change the way people think about persons with mental illness. This video is an integral part of the campaign. It presents the real life stories of a broad range of people who have overcome the disability caused by mental illness and gone on to live healthy and productive lives. Please click on the link below to view the video.

Each Mind Matters A New State of Mind | Each Mind Matters Stigma and Discrimination CampaignA New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness (HD) from Each Mind Matters

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Contact BHS

Madera County Behavioral Health Services
209 E. 7th Street
Madera, CA 93639
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Toll Free: 888-275-9779

Staff Spotlight - BHS

Ramon Alvarado Jr. - BHS

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How long have you worked for the County? 1 1/2 years (presently) 3 years (previously)

What do you like most about your job? I enjoy seeing the clients succeed in their individual goals and becoming employed

Why did you decide to work for the County? I felt that it was an opportunity to assist individuals in need of resources and guidance

What is your most memorable accomplishment during your County career? Every time the clients succeed in achieving their goals (when they succeed, we too succeed)

When I'm not at work you can find me... During Little League season, at my 10 year old son's baseball games. Otherwise, at some church activity.

What was your first job? Standard Brands Paint and Home Decorating

What is your favorite food? Anything my wife cooks (she's an excellent cook)

What is your favorite kind of music? I like a little bit of everything, but particularly Tejano music

What is your favorite sports team? RAIDERS (football), Athletics (baseball), Spurs (basketball), Texas Longhorns (college)

If you were to travel anywhere in the world for a dream vacation, where would it be? Somewhere with cool weather, I don't really like warm/hot weather

Where do you see yourself in five years? I would love to continue being here at Behavioral Health and still seeing the clients succeed in achieving their goals.

General County Contact

General County Contact
200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
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For non-emergency information or service, dial 311