Promoting Healthy Development
Building Capacity to Effect Change in Communities
BACR believes in providing a nurturing and enjoyable environment where students can improve their academic skills and explore and develop skills, interests, self-expression, and personal growth. All BACR after school programs are guided by Best Practices in youth development and offer structured academic support and enrichment activities Monday through Friday afternoons (three or more hours per day) for at least 150 days throughout the school year.View Programs
BACR delivers prevention and treatment services to youth, families and adults having a broad spectrum of needs, ranging from the need for basic information to treatment for chronic alcoholism and drug recovery. Services are provided in a number of settings: schools, jails, community medical clinics, freestanding recovery centers, and county public assistance offices. We deliver services in Contra Costa, Marin, and Napa counties.View Programs
Our school and community-based health centers serve as hubs of integrated, coordinated services and programs where youth and families can find support, resources, and community. These hubs include Healthy Start programs, high school health centers, community schools, and a First 5 Center.
BACR strives to create vibrant, accessible, inclusive centers that are safe, open, and nurturing places for participants to belong and call home. Our programs are delivered in partnership with First 5 Contra Costa, California Healthy Start, public schools in Richmond, San Pablo, El Sobrante, Hercules, and San Francisco, and a large number of community service providers who deliver coordinated services at each center.View Programs
BACR provides on-site professional counseling services in public elementary, middle, and high schools in Alameda County, West Contra Costa County, and Marin County schools. Presenting issues include family crises, behavior problems, peer relationships, depression, academic problems, alcohol and drug use, and fears about community violence. Mental health services include counseling, mentoring, case management, trauma response, parent education, teacher consultation, and other assistance. We provide individual, group, and family mental health services, as well as consultation with school personnel and other stakeholders and collaborators.
Program models and practices include different treatment approaches, such as talk, play, art, and cognitive behavioral therapies. We employ Stages of Change, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Based and Brief Therapy and Restorative Justice among other models. Several schools in the East Bay integrate both Medi-Cal funded and non-Medi-Cal services.View Programs
Giving back is vital to healthy development. BACR’s national service program, one of the largest and most effective in California, enables AmeriCorps members to achieve personal benefits through engaging in community service. Communities benefit through the tutoring, mentoring, health education, and other services delivered by AmeriCorps members.
BACR recruits, trains, and places adults each year in jobs at youth-serving agencies around the Bay Area. As part of AmeriCorps, a federally-funded national and community service program, AmeriCorps members commit to a one-year term of service in a full-time (1,700 hour) position. Our AmeriCorps programs achieve two objectives: first, Corps members gain valuable skills and experience as well as stipends to help with college; second, youth in high-risk communities receive valuable services.View Programs
BACR provides tobacco cessation classes, referrals, and tobacco education services. Consultation, training, and ongoing technical assistance are available to behavioral health and medical staffs who would like to assist their clients/patients with quitting tobacco. Assistance for smokers is provided through cessation counseling and the use of pharmaceutical aids. We partner with schools, community groups, and public health agencies in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties.View Programs
BACR Youth Leadership and Workforce Development programs support young people to make positive decisions about their education, employment, and behavioral health. Program activities are youth-led, foster civic engagement, and provide opportunities for youth to learn to be productive, connect, and navigate. Our youth leadership programs employ a program model that ensures participants have on-site access to five key service areas: (1) academic support, (2) workforce skill building, (3) civic engagement, (4) connection to support services, and (5) meaningful participation in youth development activities.
Our programs and outreach activities are delivered in a range of school and community-based settings in San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties.View Programs
BACR offers an array of administrative services to assist other organizations with payroll, benefits administration, financial accounting, and reporting. We primarily support organizations whose purpose, values, and activities are aligned with our core values and mission. Our services are tailor-made to fit the needs of each project.
BACR provides fiscal sponsorship and fiscal intermediary services to large and small organizations and community groups. Fiscal intermediary activities are tailor-made to fit the needs of each program.View Programs