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Behavioral Health Resources

BHR was founded in 1956 as the Thurston Child Guidance Clinic under the leadership of Dr. Phillip Vandeman, the first President. During the ensuing years, much has changed in the community and the field of public mental health. BHR is honoured to have been supported by Phil Vandeman through his life. We were saddened by his passing early in 2009 and are truly grateful to be a part of his legacy to the community.

BHR has changed over the years. In 2002 BHR merged with the Crisis Clinic Resource Network.

In 2004 BHR's adult and children clinical services plus the administrative offices relocated from the downtown core of Olympia to 3855 and 3857 Martin Way. The new location is close to the new psychiatric treatment facility, the Acute Psychiatric Services, built by Thurston County and operated by BHR. In this facility, BHR provides mental health evaluation and treatment (15 beds), crisis stabilization (10 beds) and crisis triage. BHR's addiction recovery services offices has relocated to 6128 Capitol Blvd, Tumwater, WA.

In 2005 BHR merged with South Sound Mental Health Services, making BHR the primary vendor of mental health services in Thurston and Mason Counties.

In 2007 BHR was invited to expand its services in Grays Harbor County and is now the major vendor of RSN mental health and addiction services there.

In 2008 BHR opened a new 34-unit housing facility in Tumwater. It houses chronically homeless and mentally ill clients. This exceptional project has been recognized as a model for housing mentally ill.

Welcome to our Washington

With over two hundred employees serving Western Washington, Behavioral Health Resources (BHR) is a not-for-profit provider of community mental health and substance abuse treatment. BHR currently provides over 10,000 services a year to our resilient and courageous clients. Our mission is to support and strengthen these individuals and families through the promotion of mental health and substance use disorder recovery. Our vision is a community, healed, with treatment, education, and advocacy.

• We are committed to equity and inclusion in our services, in our workplace, and in our community.
• We are devoted to creating an equitable future for all.
• We proactively recruit and work to retain staff that reflects the diversity of the clients that we serve.
• We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, citizenship status, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, or use of a service animal.

We encourage candidates who share these values to apply.
Contact Us
Behavioral Health Resources
3857 Martin Way E
Olympia, WA 98506
(360) 704-7170
(800) 825-4820