COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE RECOVERY ENTERPRISE (CARE) provides intensive mental health services designed to partner with individuals (18+) with severe psychiatric disorders. CARE is focused on evidence-based practices in conjunction with community-based practices. Some practices that are utilized in the CARE program include: Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, and Strength-Based Solutions Focus. Others include: a Housing First Model, Client-Centered Approaches and doing whatever it takes to assist the member in meeting their needs to improve their quality-of-life standards.


Merced Community Assistance Recovery Enterprise

Phone: (209) 723-6559
Fax: (209) 723-7432
Address: 3333 M Street
Merced, CA 95340

Program Services

  • Outreach services, service coordinators, psychiatrist, and nurse assistance.
  • Medication services, housing assistance.
  • Intensive interventions, court liaisons, multi-agency partnership.

How to get involved

Merced County Department of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS). Please contact the CARE office at (209) 723-6559 or the BHRS phone line at (209) 381-6800 for more information on referrals.

Funding information

This program is funded by the Merced County Department of Behavioral Health & Recovery Services, and through the voter-approved Proposition 63, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).

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