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Marin County’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) is pleased to announce the opening of  Mental Health Services Act’s Workforce Education and Training (WET) Scholarship Program!

The purpose of the scholarship program is to provide financial support to qualifying Marin County residents with lived experience (mental health or substance use consumers or their loved ones in a care taking capacity) who are interested in becoming a part of the county’s behavioral healthcare workforce as certified peer counselors/specialists, substance use and/or domestic violence counselors.

A scholarship award program orientation is scheduled on Friday, October 12th, between 1-2pm am, at 20 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA. 94903. Attendance at this meeting is NOT required in order to qualify or get awarded a scholarship. However, it is highly recommended that you attend if you still have questions about the program.

Deadline to submit your application is Friday, October 19, 2018 at 3:00pm. Upon receipt of the application, you will be contacted by our office staff to set up a brief 30 minute informational interview with the program manager, Cesar Lagleva, to determine your eligibility, readiness and commitment to the program. Interviews will be conducted on the week of October 29, 2018

Scholarship awards will be announced on the week of November 5, 2018.

Program Overview and Frequently Asked Questions–Please review this document thoroughly in order to gain an understanding on how the scholarship works.

Scholarship Application Form–Please complete both forms and a letter of recommendation by no later than October 19th.

Scholarship Budget Request form—Please complete and submit this form with the application and letter of recommendation if you have already determined your coursework and the school or vocational training course where you plan to attend.

For further information, questions or concerns, please contact Cesar Lagleva, Ethnic Services and Training Manager,  at 415-846-3789 or


Cesar Lagleva-LCSW, Ethnic Services and Training Manager

20 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA. 94903

415-846-3789 (cell), 415-473-2662 (office), 415-473-7008 (fax)