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BUCKELEW PROGRAMS

Access to mental healthcare for all

Novato, CA   |  www.buckelew.org

Mission

Buckelew Programs' mission is to promote recovery, resilience and hope by providing behavioral health and support services that enhance quality of life. Founded in 1970 as a supported housing program, Buckelew is now the most comprehensive nonprofit provider of behavioral health services in the North Bay, delivering direct services to over 3,000 each year in addition to answering approximately 12,000 calls annually through the Suicide Prevention hotline. Core programs include Counseling, Service Navigation, Substance Use Recovery, Supported Housing and Suicide Prevention. Buckelew operates one of 13 California call centers selected to participate in the national 988 Lifeline.

Ruling year info

1970

Chief Executive Officer

Chris Kughn

Main address

201 Alameda Del Prado Suite 103

Novato, CA 94949 USA

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EIN

23-7088977

NTEE code info

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and Treatment (F20)

Vocational Rehabilitation (includes Job Training and Employment for Disabled and Elderly) (J30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In the US, nearly one in three adults have either a substance use disorder (SUD) or any mental illness; an estimated one in five live with a diagnosable mental illness. One in 20 live with serious mental illness (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, serious depression and/or anxiety). Over 40 million Americans-16.5% of the population- meet criteria for SUD. Access to timely services is elusive, most profoundly for those in low-income and communities of color. Complex healthcare systems that are challenging for individuals and their allies to navigate and the stigma prevent many from seeking treatment. Unaddressed mental health conditions usually progress with more devastating outcomes. In the pandemic aftermath, many are still learning to stabilize mental health challenges provoked by existential stress, isolation and service access. Fortunately, with evidence-based interventions, mental health and addiction recovery is possible.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Supported Housing

Supported housing clients benefit from whole person, intensive services that enable them to live semi-independently.

Population(s) Served
People with psychosocial disabilities

Detox, residential treatment, sober living environments in Marin and Sonoma counties.
Athena House - (women and children)
Hope Village - (woman and children)
Helen Vine Recovery Center
Helen Vine Sober Homes (includes a women-only residence)
(additional programs to be added)

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Substance abusers

Buckelew Programs Suicide Prevention program operates one of 12 call centers on the national 988 network. The 24/7 call center is a free service available to anyone experiencing any level of distress.
Outreach activities include training, support groups and awareness.

Population(s) Served

Maternidad y Esperanza Marin is an effective, multi-pronged approach aimed at improving the social and emotional well-being of expectant mothers, young children, and parents of children aged 0-3. Funded through the Bella Vista Foundation, the program utilizes group sessions, home visits, and referrals, all integrated with primary healthcare services at Marin Community Clinics. Services are provided in English and Spanish by our fully bilingual/bicultural staff. Grupo Esperanza is a weekly Spanish-speaking postpartum support group for clients referred from the Marin Community Clinic. This group program has proven highly effective in alleviating isolation and stress experienced by new mothers. Grupo Esperanza discussions include child development, health and nutrition, and effective caregiving.

Population(s) Served
Families
People of Latin American descent

Casa Rene is a short-term crisis residential program supporting adults aged 18+ in a community setting. Our 10-bed facility is an innovative alternative to psychiatric hospitalization for someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

Population(s) Served
People with psychosocial disabilities

Provides clinical assessments in the community to homeless and at-risk-of-homeless individuals and assists with referrals to community-based programs.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) provides intensive services to clients who are involved in the criminal justice system and receiving services from Sonoma County’s FACT program. The program offers individuals the opportunity to live independently in the community with support from Buckelew staff.

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people
People with psychosocial disabilities

Offers referrals and education for families of those with behavioral health or situational issues.

Population(s) Served
Families

Where we work

Awards

Social Entreprise Award 2010

www.REDF.org

3-Year Accreditation 2012

CARF-3year

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients living independently

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Supported Housing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Individuals are part of supported housing programs throughout Marin, Sonoma, and Napa counties and continue receiving services after they progress to living independently.

Number of crisis hotline calls answered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Suicide Prevention Crisis Hotline and Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of calls received on our Suicide Prevention and Crisis Hotline serving the North Bay that is now part of the national 988 network.

Number of people receiving withdrawal management and substance abuse treatment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of clients who annually receive detox, residential treatment and/or supported through sober living environment; Marin and Sonoma counties.

Number of families provided with support in finding behavioral health services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Family Services Coordination (Sonoma County) helps access behavioral health support for loved one Maternidad y Esperanza (Marin) helps new-mothers with behavioral health issues and families

Number of homeless participants engaged in mental health services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Supported Housing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Buckelew provides affordable housing with services through Supported Housing programs that serve over 500 each year.

Number of clients engaged in the criminal justice system in the last 12 months

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Supported Housing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Clients provided behavioral health services through Forensic Assertive Community Treatment supports transition to community. Sparrow House, launched 2023, serves six/ 12 months will increase served.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Buckelew Programs
Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment Service Delivery
Strategic Goals for 2023-2025

Meeting Buckelew Programs mission to promote recovery, resilience and hope by providing behavioral health and support services that enhance quality of life.

GOAL 1: PROVIDE EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE
Deliver the highest quality of services to our clients and their families. Provide evidence-based, community-oriented programs that contribute to the continuum of care in our community. Offer affordable services and programs to serve those who may otherwise not have access.

Objectives:
Establish the highest and most appropriate level of service standards for the agency and our clients
Efficiently collect and manage program data for program analyses, reporting, and communications
Integrate and evolve services and prepare to meet the growing needs of the communities we serve

GOAL 2: ENGAGE EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE
Recruit, develop and maintain expert and committed staff, volunteers and board members to serve the agency and community effectively. Cultivate a workplace environment that ensures physical safety and fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion. Provide opportunities for personal growth and professional development.
Objectives:
Support means for employee and volunteer fulfillment
Guide and engage the Board of Directors
Continue to build an inclusive and safe culture for clients and staff

GOAL 3: ESTABLISH AND AMPLIFY A DISTINCT VOICE
Establish Buckelew Programs as a leading expert on mental healthcare and substance use disorders. Embrace the responsibility and position Buckelew to promote behavioral health resources, educate the community, and advocate for underserved populations.
Objectives:
Amplify solid messaging around our work and services
Grow our communication outreach efforts
Cultivate meaningful collaborations and relationships

Buckelew Programs
Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment Service Delivery
Strategic Goals for 2023-2025

Meeting Buckelew Programs mission to promote recovery, resilience and hope by providing behavioral health and support services that enhance quality of life.

GOAL 1: PROVIDE EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE
Objectives:
Establish the highest and most appropriate level of service standards for the agency and our clients
Efficiently collect and manage program data for program analyses, reporting, and communications
Integrate and evolve services and prepare to meet the growing needs of the communities we serve

GOAL 2: ENGAGE EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE
Objectives:
Support means for employee and volunteer fulfillment
Guide and engage the Board of Directors
Continue to build an inclusive and safe culture for clients and staff

GOAL 3: ESTABLISH AND AMPLIFY A DISTINCT VOICE
Objectives:
Amplify solid messaging around our work and services
Grow our communication outreach efforts
Cultivate meaningful collaborations and relationships

Buckelew Programs has been providing behavioral health services in San Franciscos North Bay for over 50 years. Today, Buckelew is the most comprehensive nonprofit provider of behavioral health (including addiction) services in the North Bay, delivering direct services to over 3,000 each year in addition to answering over 15,000 calls annually through the Suicide Prevention hotline. Core service areas are Counseling, Service Navigation, Substance Use Recovery, Supported Housing and Suicide Prevention. Buckelew serves Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties; Suicide Prevention serves Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake counties and operates one of only 12 California call centers in the national 988 Lifeline network launched in 2022, responding to all regionally-originated calls. Serving all ages, Buckelew provides access to behavioral healthcare to those who may otherwise not have access.

Deep expertise and agency planning for sustainability positions Buckelew for continued growth, meeting expanding need in local communities. Buckelews achievements are tied to forging and cultivating community partnerships with shared values and goals and a long history of collaboration. Buckelew has been selected by the county agencies in which it provides services to launch critical and innovative pilot programs that meet needs in the community.

Buckelew Programs has grown as the North Bays most comprehensive nonprofit provider of behavioral health and addiction services. The agency delivers direct services to over 3,000 each year in five core service areas:
- 100 or more people of all ages in Counseling Services are provided high-quality individual, couple or family therapy
- 600 or more Substance Use Recovery clients are helped to address their addictions through detox, residential treatment and/or sober living environments
- 15,000 calls are answered through the accredited Suicide Prevention hotline, part of the 988 network; 1,000 or more are connected through Suicide Prevention Outreach activities
- 1500 or more Service Navigation clients are provided free services to connect them with behavioral healthcare and community resources they need
- 500 or more Supported Housing clients are provided affordable housing with services; over 90% of Supported Housing clients remain in stable health and safe housing as a result of Buckelews services

Financials

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BUCKELEW PROGRAMS

Board of directors
as of 12/11/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Scott Maclise


Board co-chair

JD Schramm

Stan Moore

Scott Maclise

Jack Scott

Judy Kramer

Rowan Smith

Mary Bihr

Warren Dodge

Richard Jensen

Lydia Arellano

Carol-Ann Chang

Jaime Faurot

Leslie Dixon

Gracie Francisco

Brooke Igleheart Ross

Ernesto Olivares

JD Schramm

Karen Wilson

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/11/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data