Care and Recovery in a Home-Like Setting

Jay Mahler Recovery Center

  Front entrance of the Jay Mahler Recovery Center.

Front entrance of the Jay Mahler Recovery Center.

On Thursday, October 29, Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services hosted a celebration to commemorate the opening of the brand new Jay Mahler Recovery Center. Approximately 200 attendees were offered tours of the new 16-bed crisis residential program. The program opened on November 9, 2015. Telecare will be the provider of services.

The visually stunning crisis residential facility, will be an unlocked, voluntary psychiatric program that provides a calm, beautiful environment and clinical services to help adults stabilize their mental health symptoms, develop effective self‐reliance skills, and restore a sense of hope and purpose.

    Jay Mahler  giving a speech at the opening of Telecare's Jay Mahler Recovery Center on October 29. 

Jay Mahler giving a speech at the opening of Telecare's Jay Mahler Recovery Center on October 29. 

The program is named after Jay Mahler, a long time consumer advocate. Jay was a patient at an inpatient facility on the same grounds in the 1960s, when treatment was more focused on control and containment and less focused on healing and consumer choice. This new program showcases the progress that has been made in providing respectful, empowering services and the incredible work Alameda County has done to advance the standard of care.