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* COVID-19 Update * All Bonita House agency programs & services are open, with needed COVID-19 protocols in place: Berkeley Wellness Center, Casa Ubuntu, CalWORKS, CATT, IHOT, IPS, Residential/Dual Diagnosis, and SIL. 
For more information, visit the "Programs & Services" menu or call 510-923-1099.

Bonita House, Inc. (BHI) is a private non-profit mental health agency offering a range of services for adults diagnosed with co-occurring psychiatric disabilities and substance use disorders. Services include intensive residential treatment, supported independent living, housing and supported employment, outpatient case management, wellness centers, and healthcare clinic services. 

BHI provides expert specialized services to some of society's most vulnerable members: people living with co-occurring disorders. Most people we work with have more than two major conditions that significantly impact their lives. Someone with schizophrenia and alcohol dependence may also have PTSD, and use crack cocaine and marijuana. All of these issues must be recognized and addressed at the same time, in the same place. 

Based on a social rehabilitation, strengths-based treatment model, Bonita House was developed in 1971 as a humane alternative to traditional psychiatric institutionalization. 

Since 1971, BHI has evolved into a specialized dual-diagnosis agency for Alameda County community mental health clients. We are also able to take private referrals into our residential treatment and supported independent living programs. We work with clients and their families towards dual-recovery. 

We know that when evidence-based practices are used within a nurturing, respectful community, recovery from both disorders is real and attainable. 

Check out our "About Us" information for further details ...


BERKELEY WELLNESS CENTER: Services include state of the art, onsite employment pre-vocational support, linkages to housing, benefits, case management ... and more.

CAL WORKS: Since 2007, Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA) has an agreement with BHCS to provide mental health services to eligible CalWORKS participants ... and more.

CASA UBUNTU WELLNESS: Serves residents of East Oakland. It is an entry point to system recovery and supportive services for people with a broad range of mental health needs ... and more.

CATT: Ensures crisis response system is more agile and flexible. Provides the staff time, training, support, and ensures mobile crisis teams have current information ... and more.

DUAL DIAGNOSIS RESIDENTIAL: For over twenty-five years, we have been at the forefront of evidence-based Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment, both mental health and recovery ... and more.

INDIVIDUAL PLACEMENT and SUPPORT: Is an evidence–based approach to supported employment for people recovering from mental health and substance use disorders ... and more.

IN-HOME OUTREACH TEAM: Is a short-term outreach, engagement and linkage to community services for individuals with severe mental illness, serving adults in North/Central County ... and more.

SUPPORTED INDEPENDENT LIVING: Services for adults with severe mental illness resulting in an impairment of their ability to manage activities of daily living ... and more.

More information about Bonita House Programs can be found here ...

Success Stories:

Calvin exemplifies BHI’s success in promoting wellness among our clientele with mental health, substance abuse, housing, health, and challenges ...
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Our focus in working with Grace is on building her basic social skills, needed to maintain her mental health and substance recovery through relationships + others ...
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James secured SIL case management and gained supported housing, his first time living independently after years of chronic homelessness ...
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