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

Seven years ago, the Health Center at De Anza High School in Richmond started in a small room and offered limited services to students once a week. From there it expanded into three modular units and expanded services. 

Last year, De Anza High School's Health Center provided: 

  • individual counseling to 118 students;
  • medical services to 251 students;
  • youth leadership opportunities to students through its seven  peer-to-peer mentoring, youth development, and health education programs; 
  • and services to 613 individual students in one or more capacities averaging 13 visits per year.

A survey last year of De Anza students involved in the Health Center's Youth Development programs shows that:

  • 82% improved their grades; 
  • 78% improved their attendance;
  • 80% enjoyed coming to school more; and
  • 82% felt more connected to people at school. 

Read a student's perspective of the impact of the Health Center here.

The larger new facility that has just opened allows the Health Center to expand and improve these services and its impact!

  • 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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