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Supported Employment Program

Breakdown of Services
Program:  Supported Employment
Agency:  B.H.I., Inc.-Homeless Outreach and Stabilization Team

To assure employment opportunities are offered to partners and that they receive supported in gaining, performing (in a competitive workforce) and retaining competitive employment.

Supported Independent Living (SIL)

Established in 1976, the Supported Independent Living (SIL) program offers a comprehensive range of services through three distinct components: transitional housing, permanent housing and case management.

The Transitional Satellite Housing Program serves as a bridge between highly structured residential treatment programs and independent living. Our satellite houses provide small communities where residents receive counseling, drug education, independent living skills training and advocacy services.

Family Support Program

 Long term psychiatric disabilities and substance use disorders can have a significant impact on families as well as the individuals who are living with these disorders. Our family support program provides education, consultation, and counseling to our clients' family members and significant others. With the client's permission and participation, we work with individual families and friends as well as providing multi-family group support and education.

Dual Recovery Anonymous


This group works with the unique needs of dually diagnosed individuals seeking support in
a 12-step environment.

Client Representative Committee (CRC)

The clients involved in this committee, drawn from all BHI programs, work towards increased client involvement in BHI's activities. 

CRC Meeting Attendees, clockwise left to right:

Lisa Z., Andree R., Deaundre R.,

Berkeley Creative Wellness Center (CWC)

Founded in 1971, the Berkeley Creative Wellness Center (CWC) is a socialization program for adults who have significant mental health problems.

Operating two and a half days a week in the South Berkeley Community Church, CWC
provides socialization, rehabilitation and counseling services to clients - who are called members in this clubhouse model program.


Bonita House, Inc. (BHI) provides expert specialized services
to some of society's most vulnerable members—people living
with co-occurring disorders.

Homeless Outreach and Stabilization Team (HOST)

We are pleased to announce that in November 2006, Bonita House was selected by Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services to operate a new Mental Health Services Act program for chronically homeless people with mental illnesses.

The new program, called the Homeless Outreach and Stabilization Team (HOST), began in March 2007 and focuses on the Northern Alameda County area from Hayward to Albany.

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