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Buckelew: In Brief - August 2022


988 Suicide Prevention Line Launched Nationally

  • Buckelew Suicide Prevention Call Center One of 13 Selected in California

A letter from Buckelew CEO Chris Kughn briefing the community about the new 988 hotline:
We are experiencing a mental healthcare crisis. The nation-wide transition to 988, the new three-digit phone and text number for mental health, substance use and suicidal crises, marks significant progress in expanding access at the critical time a person needs help. Suicide is preventable and these lifesaving services are urgently needed...

Click here for Chris Kughn’s full message

You Showed Up! Bike4Buckelew: Access to Mental Health 4 All

Thanks to our many sponsors, partners and guests, our inaugural B4B fundraiser was a great success! Through a full day of outdoor activities—mountain biking, hiking and a party in the woods with robust food and live music— we celebrated health and wellness while raising awareness for mental health access. We look forward to hosting you at B4B in May 2023 - stay tuned for dates and more information soon. 
Check out the B4B 2022 video here.


Have some suggestions or want to support this event? Contact Bike4Buckelew@Buckelew.org


September is National Suicide Prevention Month and National Recovery Month

Look for more information about our ongoing work in these critical behavioral health areas, Suicide Prevention and Substance Use Recovery programs. Also more on the Helen Vine Recovery Center Faces of Recovery themed community event.



Our work is possible because of our many generous community partners

  • Bella Vista Foundation and the Joseph and Vera Long Foundation have renewed funding support for Maternidad y Esperanza to provide case management services integrated with healthcare for Spanish speaking new mothers who are experiencing mental health challenges.
  • Wells Fargo renewed funding for Supported Housing programs
  • Sonoma County Vintners renewed funding to provide urgent and basic needs supplies for our Sonoma County clients

Thank you for your interest in our work. We welcome all suggestions to help us improve our communications to you. Please contact Pat Gallagher, Chief Philanthropy Officer at PatG@Buckelew.org or 415.491.5748.

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Buckelew Programs
201 Alameda del Prado Suite 103 | Novato, California 94949
415.457.6964 | info@buckelew.org

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