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Celebrating over 40 years of service to individuals, families, and communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.


years of community service


volunteers in 2018-19


people served in 2018-19

BACR's mission is to promote the healthy development of individuals and families, encourage service and volunteerism, and help build community.

92% of employees say BACR really allows us to make a positive difference.

Employees rate BACR leadership 11 points higher than other non-profits

Best Practices

  • we persevere

    are dependable and act with integrity

  • we continually learn

    stretching, growing, and innovating

  • we act

    with humility, hopefulness, and a sense of humor

  • we build

    healthy relationships and are guided by a caring heart

  • we recognize

    the needs and strengths of the people we serve and support their development

  • we work

    within communities and build alliances to meet community needs

  • our services

    are based on proven models and methods

  • our programs

    are goal oriented and get results

  • Since I've been blessed with the chance to have a good education and many opportunities, I feel obligated to give back and to use the education and the experiences I've had to make an impact.

    Chris McCoy
    AmeriCorps VISTA
  • Seeing the kids' growth through the years, despite the odds being against a lot of them, for whatever reason, is what inspires me to stay here.

    Kevin Lacy
    Before & After School Site Coordinator - San Francisco
  • I feel energized by my work and the teenagers inspire me with their candor and honesty. I’m always learning from them!

    Mary Jane Landolina
    School Counselor - Tamalpais High School, Marin County
  • I am motivated by all the great people that work for BACR and the wonderful things they do. My great reward is knowing that I can help them in their work to support communities all over the Bay.

    Collin Brown
    Web Develop and IT Support
  • Helping other people is what inspires me to work here. Being able to change people's lives, by helping them understand their problems with alcohol, is a huge contribution to my inspiration here.

    Maria Vega
    Office Coordinator - Marin County DUI Program
  • I know that, if I am able to overcome hard struggles in my life and do my best at achieving success, I can encourage the young people that I advocate to do their best as well.

    Court Advocate

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