BHRS serves Medi-Cal and low income, uninsured individuals and families in need of mental health and substance use support. The priorities and goals of BHRS strive to establish a comprehensive, integrated, and recovery-oriented continuum of evidence-based services that are responsive to community needs, engage multiple systems and stakeholders, encourage community participation, promote system integration, and embrace a comprehensive approach to service delivery.
BHRS is a division of the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services.
BHRS offers the following to the residents of Marin County
BHRS goal is to provide trauma informed, resilience oriented, and equitable care (TIROC) using a justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion lens. This is a result of our partnership with the National Council of Mental Wellbeing and their TIROC Community of Practice.
BHRS launched the LGBTQ+ Workgroup in September 2019 with the mission of building and maintaining a safe, inclusive, and equitable environment for LGBTQ+ clients, employees, and families.
BHRS envisions a safer community for all, where the challenges of mental health and/or substance use are addressed in a respectful, compassionate, holistic, and effective manner. Inclusion and equity are valued and central to our work.
We are dedicated to advancing the health and social equity for all people in Marin County and for all communities through the resources and programs described above. We are committed to be an organization that values inclusion and equity for all.
- We promote culturally responsive, person- and family- centered recovery.
- We are inspired by the individuals and families we serve, their achievements, and potential for wellness and recovery.
- We build respectful partnerships that enhance our capabilities and build our capacity.
- We use proven practices, opportunities, and technologies to prevent and/or reduce the impacts of mental illness and/or substance use, and to promote the health of the individuals, families, and communities we serve.
JEI AFRICA, PsyD, MSCP, CATC-V
Director of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services at the County of Marin
"Jei Africa is an innovative thought-leader and clinician who is passionate about integrating effective culturally responsive practices into the core functioning of County health services. Dr. Africa has over 20 years of counseling, teaching, consulting, and private practice expertise in the areas of behavioral health, trauma, health equity and diversity. He maintains a consulting and private psychotherapy practice in the Bay Area. His prior roles include: Director of the Office of Diversity and Equity with the San Mateo County Health System, Clinical Director at Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse, and Manager of Youth Treatment Services at Asian American Recovery Services."