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County of Madera


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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 Campaign
A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness (HD) from Each Mind Matters

Primary Prevention Programs RFP

Madera County Department of Behavioral Health Services (BHS) is soliciting proposals from community based organizations for the provision of Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Primary Prevention programs for youth and families. Funding for these Primary Prevention programs is provided through Madera County's alcohol and other drug prevention monies. Currently, there is a total of $580,000 of one-time only AOD prevention dollars to fund these programs. The Primary Prevention programs to be considered for funding must target school age youth and their families.

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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

Spotlight - BHS

Emi Takeshita-Doty - BHS

Kristine How long have you worked for the County? Almost one year
What do you like most about your job? It is a pleasure to work with children and their families and my co-workers. I see my job as challenging, but also a lot of fun.
Why did you decide to work for the County? It saw a great opportunity working at the County and I am able to grow my career in Marriage and Family therapy.
What is your most memorable accomplishment during your County career? I am very pleased with my transition from working with adults in drug and alcohol counseling to children. It was a big shift, but it has progressed very well.
When I'm not at work you can find me...Spending time with family, cooking and going on weekend adventures with my husband.
What was your first job? I was a part of the opening team of the Ghirardelli store on Cannery Row in Monterey. I handed out chocolate to the tourists walking by.
What is your favorite food? Do french fries count?
What is your favorite kind of music? I really enjoy alternative, especially from the 90's.
What is your favorite sports team? I am not a big sports fan, but I really enjoy going to Giant's games.
If you were to travel anywhere in the world for a dream vacation, where would it be? Bora Bora or Fiji. Why not spend time in a hut on the water? It sounds amazing.
Where do you see yourself in five years? I hope to be with the County, as a fully licensed clinician, and hopefully take on the role of motherhood.

General County Contact

General County Contact
200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
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Use this number to get general information about the County or County departments.  

For non-emergency information or service, dial 311