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County of Madera

California

STAGE 3 WATER CONSERVATION NOTICE

STAGE 3 WATER CONSERVATION NOTICE

On January 17, 2014, the Governor of California proclaimed a state of emergency due to the current drought conditions. On…

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Live and Archived Board Meetings

Board Meetings

Access live and archived Board of Supervisors meetings as well as past and present meeting agendas and minutes.

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County Calendar

County Calendar

Click here to access the County Calendar of Events...  

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Madera County – MC Alert Home

Madera County Emergency Warning System

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Madera County Child Support Services in coordination with Madera Superior Courts

Madera County Child Support Services in coordination with Madera Superior Courts

Start the Year off right! Thursday January 4, 2018 9:00am to 3:00pm Child Support Warrant Release Event No Risk of…

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Notice: Property Taxes Due 12/11/17

Notice: Property Taxes Due 12/11/17

To see or pay your property tax bill online go to: www.madera-county/treasurer Reminder: E-Checks are free

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Permits Online

Available 24-hours a day...

Click here to access the County's Online Permitting system- available 24 hours a day

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Madera County 311

At Your Service...

The Madera County 311 call center is now open to service you.  You can dial 311 anywhere within Madera County…

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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. 

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Contact BHS

Madera County Behavioral Health Services
209 E. 7th Street
Madera, CA 93639
559-673-3508
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Toll Free: 888-275-9779


Staff Spotlight - BHS

(Jake) Joaquin Gonzales - BHS

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How long have you worked for the County? 
   In December will be 2 years
What do you like most about your job? I get to work with others that love to help people. I also like that my creativity is welcomed along with some of my other personality traits that we will not mention for the lack of writing space.
Why did you decide to work for the County? I was invited to a Felony Court Drug Program graduation and witnessed how Madera County puts resources into their population and I told myself that day I was going to be apart of that someday. 2 years later I was hired for the very same job I had told myself I wanted.

What is your most memorable accomplishment during your County career?  Getting this job!! I had applied several different times and was put on the waiting list but was never called. Then I got the CALL...and the rest is history.

When I'm not at work you can find me...I love spending time with my family most of all. In between that I go to school and volunteer for the Red Cross on a Disaster Assistance Team...my main job is called Disaster Spiritual Care. Yes, I am that guy that you hear in the news that responds to house fires to assist the family in need.

What was your first job?  My first job was working for Parks and Recreation for the City of Fresno running the lunch program at Manchester Park.

What is your favorite food? This question is hard because as most of you know there are many foods I stay away from because I used to weight over 400 pounds but I love eating anything that you can BBQ...even though I can not eat much of it, I still nibble.

What is your favorite kind of music? I love music and at one point in my life I wanted to be a music teacher. I have played with many musicians in my life from Tito Puente to Arturo Sandoval but the high light is when  I got to play with Tower of Power at the Oakland Coliseum. Now you can catch me listening to anything from jazz to country.

What is your favorite sports team? GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!

If you were to travel anywhere in the world for a dream vacation, where would it be?  I have always dreamed of being in New York during Christmas time and watching it start to snow in Time Square. But if we are talking somewhere I need a passport I would have to say Italy. I have always wanted to take a ride in a gondola touring the Grand Canal in Venice. I need a passport I would have to say Italy. I have always wanted to take a ride in a gondola touring the Grand Canal in Venice.

Where do you see yourself in five years?  In five years I see myself a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist here at behavioral health working with co-occurring adolescents maybe working on my PH. D.


 

General County Contact

General County Contact
200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
559-675-7703
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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