This past October multiple wildfires wreaked havoc through the
North Bay, leaving many of our neighbors to the north displaced
and in crisis. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the fires
leveled more than 5,000 homes and killed 44 people. The aftermath
of these fires left many struggling to cope with the loss of
homes and loved ones.
Strained by the incredible need for all kinds of additional
resources, including crisis counseling, Sonoma and Napa Counties
sent out mutual aid requests for mental health counselors. San
Mateo County answered the call and a heart-warming amount of BHRS
staff stepped up to volunteer their time to the response effort.