Buckelew Programs’ mission is to promote recovery, resilience and hope by providing behavioral health and support services that enhance quality of life. We help people in Northern California with mental health, addiction, and related behavioral health challenges lead healthier, more independent lives, strengthening families and communities in the process. We tailor our treatment and support services to the unique needs of each individual, encouraging the active collaboration of loved ones and other supporters.
Founded in Marin County in 1970, today Buckelew Programs encompasses a combined 137 years of experience serving the North Bay, including the rich history of Family Service Agency of Marin and Helen Vine Recovery Center, two critical Marin resources that merged with Buckelew Programs in recent years.
Some highlights of our combined history:
- 1970: Buckelew Programs is founded as Buckelew Farms, Marin’s first community-based 24-hour facility serving local residents with a mental illness. The name came from Thomas Buckelew, an early settler and Spanish land grantee where the house was located.
- 1975: Buckelew begins a long period of significant expansion in developing supported housing in Marin County.
- 1986: Buckelew Employment Services (BES) begins to provide vocational counseling and job training to clients, later expanding to include evidence-based supported employment and social enterprises.
- 1994: Buckelew expands services to Napa County.
- 1999: Buckelew expands services to Sonoma County.
- 2011: Buckelew adds The Helen Vine Recovery Center to its continuum of services.
- 2012: FSA Marin merges with Buckelew Programs. The merger creates the leading behavioral health organization in the North Bay, providing a full, integrated continuum of mental health and addiction treatment for people across their entire lifespan, from early childhood through aging services, and across the range of needs from serious mental illness to life transitions and personal growth.
- 2017: Helen Vine Recovery Center breaks ground to build a new facility down the street from its current location.