Jay Mahler Recovery Center

 

15430 Foothill Blvd.
San Leandro, California  94578
510-357-3562
510-357-3614 FAX


About Jay Mahler Recovery Center

At Jay Mahler Recovery Center (JMRC), we provide intensive mental health and psychiatric treatment services in a safe, welcoming environment for adults experiencing a mental health emergency.

We believe recovery starts from within, and that our job is to do whatever it takes to provide the support needed on your recovery journey. Our 16-bed facility includes a full staff of, clinicians, nurses, rehabilitation therapist, residential counselor and peers on-site and on-call 24 hours a day to provide wrap-around support.

Our services are designed using Evidenced-Based Practices (EBP) such as Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Seeking Safety, as well as Telecare's Recovery-Centered Clinical System (RCCS). This system incorporates EBPs and innovative design components, and emphasizes choice-making skills, harm-reduction techniques and strives to awaken the hopes and dreams of the individual. The RCCS emphasizes "no-force first" practices. Staff work with individuals within their cultural dynamic in building independence and self-responsibility in order to foster their recovery and successfully transition them back to lower levels of care.

Just the Basics

Beds: 16
Population Served: Adults experiencing a mental health emergency
Funded by: Alameda County

Recovery Model

Our services are designed using Evidenced-Based Practices (EBP) such as Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), MindfulnessBased Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Seeking Safety, as well as Telecare’s RecoveryCentered Clinical System (RCCS). This system incorporates EBPs and innovative design components, and emphasizes choice-making skills, harm-reduction techniques and strives to awaken the hopes and dreams of the individual. The RCCS emphasizes “noforce first” practices. Staff work with individuals within their cultural dynamic in building independence and self-responsibility in order to foster their recovery and successfully transition them back to lower levels of care.

Staffing

JMRC includes a full staff of, clinicians, nurses, rehabilitation therapist, residential counselor and peers on-site and on-call 24 hours a day.

Services and Supports

A variety of therapies and activities adapted to your needs and preferences are offered as a part of your treatment plan. Services at the Jay Mahler Recovery Center include, but are not limited to:

  • Individual and group therapy
  • Education and training around medication management
  • Substance recovery
  • Healthy eating and fitness
  • Mindfulness
  • Art therapy
  • Living skills and vocational skills training
  • Linkages to community support systems
  • Self-advocacy training
  • Services specific to transition age youth (TAY) ages 18 to 24
  • Aftercare planning
  • Counseling for family members

Office Hours

Monday - Sunday: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Referral Process

Referrals are coordinated by Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services.

Admission Criteria

  • Must be a resident of Alameda County in California
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Persons diagnosed with serious mental illness who are experiencing a mental health crisis, and who may have a co-occurring substance use disorder

Contacting A Family Member

Family members can contact individuals at JMRC by calling the main number at (510) 357-3562.

Per the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines, staff members cannot release any client information without a signed authorization.

Family members are also welcome to contact the program director.

Our Story

The Jay Mahler Recovery Center is named after a longtime mental health consumer advocate in Alameda County, Jay Mahler. Starting in the 1960s as a student in Berkeley, California, Mr. Mahler spent years in and out of mental health treatment programs. In the late 60s, after he went back to school to major in psychology, Mr. Mahler helped found Mental Health Consumer Concerns and California Network of Mental Health Clients, was appointed by the Governor to the California Council on Mental Health from 1979-1985, and served on the Alameda County Mental Health Advisory Board, the Fairmont Hospital Advisory Board, and the Eden District Mental Health Committee.

About Telecare

Telecare is a family- and employee-owned company that has been treating individuals with serious mental illness since 1965. We specialize in innovative, outcomes-driven services for high-risk individuals with complex needs. Our programs are recovery-focused and clinically effective and are designed in partnership with local, county, state and other behavioral health organizations.