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Behavioral Health Services Issues RFP

Madera County Department of Behavioral Health Services (BHS) is soliciting proposals from community based organizations for new Innovation Projects (INN Projects) which will be funded by the Madera's allotment of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funding, also known as Prop 63, which California voters passed in November 2004. MHSA is funded by a 1% tax on personal incomes above a million dollars and the monies generated are used to expand and transform California's county mental health systems.

The INN Project(s) to be considered for funding must be new and innovative and add to the learning process or move the Madera County mental health system towards the development of new practices and approaches for the following purposes:

  • Increase access to underserved groups
  • Increase the quality of services, including better outcomes
  • Promote interagency collaboration
  • Increase access to services

Interested parties may view the RFP at:


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

Spotlight - BHS

Chris Bates - BHS

Chris Bates - Spotlight How long have you worked for the County? Just over 3 years.
What do you like most about your job? I like connecting with people (clients, co-workers, partners in other agencies) in a genuine and authentic manner. I see this as a the foundation for my work in the County.
Why did you decide to work for the County? The timing was right. I had an interest in county mental health and Madera's offer was a good fit with my skill set.
What is your most memorable accomplishment during your County career? Learning to juggle the standard 8-5 and after hours crisis work.
When I'm not at work you can find me...All over. I tend to meander about like a real life Where's Waldo
What was your first job? Youth Decoy Agent. I enticed retailers to sell me forbidden goodies with my youthful charm.
What is your favorite food? Fruits, veggies and nuts. It's comforting to know I would be able to forage for a meal if I had to
What is your favorite kind of music? Folk. I like the simplicity and personal story-telling.
What is your favorite sports team? The San Francisco Whosie Whatsits.
If you were to travel anywhere in the world for a dream vacation, where would it be? I dont have a particular dream vacation...but I am partial to the redwood forests and the guld stream waters.
Where do you see yourself in five years? I like growing my clinical skills and taking on new endeavors. I can see myself teaching part-time or community organizing.

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200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
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