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County of Madera


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Madera County Emergency Warning System

Madera County – MC Alert Home

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Madera County 311

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The Madera County 311 call center is now open to service you.  You can dial 311 anywhere within Madera County…

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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

Veronica Marin - BHS

panchito and_mommy How long have you worked for the County? (Since) October 2003
What do you like most about your job? The ability to provide those with mental health needs with services that will help with improving their quality of life.
Why did you decide to work for the County? .I was given the opportunity to complete my undergrad internship, liked working in a small county and was lucky enough to get hired here.
What is your most memorable accomplishment during your County career? I think seeing the progress that many of our clients make is a great accomplishment.  It shows that you have developed a working relationship with them that has helped toward making progress in their recovery.
When I'm not at work you can find me...I'm usually at home spending time with my son.
What was your first job? I was a cashier for a grocery store in my hometown.
What is your favorite food? I'm a foodie at heart so pretty much everything!
What is your favorite kind of music? I can honestly say that I listen to just about any genre of music.  If you turn my radio on you will usually find Spanish Rock or Country playing.
What is your favorite sports team? I'm a 49er Fan!
If you were to travel anywhere in the world for a dream vacation, where would it be? Somewhere tropical where my son can enjoy the water, sand and sun.
Where do you see yourself in five years? Hopefully by then having completed a Master's degree I should have completed 10 years ago.

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