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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

Shannon Webster - Behavioral Health Services

Shannon Webster How long have you worked for the County? 1 year 5 months
What do you like most about your job? The people I work with, and that I work in a department that directly helps the public.
Why did you decide to work for the County? I wanted to work in the public sector, in an HR/Personnel Capacity
What is your most memorable accomplishment during your County career? Just learning all of my job duties (still learning every day!) I had to pick up a lot as I went along.
When I'm not at work you can find me...At school (Fresno State) or at home with my kids.
What was your first job? I worked in the Nickelodeon Section at Great America in Santa Clara
What is your favorite food? Coffee, can that count?
What is your favorite kind of music? I love all sorts of music, but really love 80's and 90s music.
What is your favorite sports team? I am a born and bred Bay Area girl: so it is 49ers, Sharks (season ticket holder since game #1), and SF Giants
If you were to travel anywhere in the world for a dream vacation, where would it be? A water hut in The Maldives or Bora Bora
Where do you see yourself in five years? I am graduating in May (FINALLY!) , so I hope to be established within a Management level HR role, while studying for either my MBA or attending law school.

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