About the Program
The Marin County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Prevention and Outreach Team is focused on fostering resilience, creating hope and strengthening connections within our shared community. Through support of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Prevention and Early Intervention Funding, our multi-disciplinary Team manages over thirty contracts with county wide community-based organizations providing critical behavioral health services. In addition to direct support services, the Prevention and Outreach Team leads the Marin County Suicide Prevention Collaborative which launched in direct response to the first ever county suicide prevention strategic plan approved in February 2020. The Team believes that by working together with diverse community collaboratives and networks we can create prevention and intervention strategies in a comprehensive, coordinated, responsive, and sustainable way. In this spirit, the Team conducts outreach, training and education in the community to create greater awareness to and access of County behavioral health resources and services. Most importantly – and at the core of our work - is a commitment to ensuring that we deliver community and culturally responsive, and linguistically appropriate, services for all.
Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)
MHSA funds community prevention and early intervention programs as well public behavioral health treatment programs that promote wellness, recovery, and resilience and are rooted in cultural competency, community collaboration, and meaningful inclusion of clients and family members in all aspects of behavioral health planning and services.
We are a multi-disciplinary team with diverse professional and life experiences dedicated to creating a safe, equitable and healthy community for all. We look forward to working with you!
Chandrika Zager, LCSW, MPH, BHRS Unit Supervisor, Prevention and Outreach
Galen Main, MSW, Mental Health Services Act Coordinator
Kara M. Connors, MPH, Senior Program Coordinator for Suicide Prevention
Lorraine Wilson, MSW, Program Coordinator Help@Hand
Dámaris Caro, Peer Lead for Help@Hand
Veronica Alcala, Administrative Services Technician
María Jaramillo Rea, MA, LMFT, Outreach and Engagement Coordinator
Contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
20 North San Pedro Rd, Ste 2021
San Rafael, CA 94903