At BACS’ recent staff appreciation picnic, we celebrated Michael King’s 10 year anniversary of working with BACS!
Mike says, “My favorite thing about working for BACS is assisting individuals to overcome their circumstance by doing whatever is necessary within our means. This was particularly true in the North County Senior Homeless Program which I worked with seniors for almost 7 years.”
Michael was a community representative and participant of a committee that awarded the contract for a senior homeless prevention program to BACS. The committee was formed after the passage of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Prop-63 in 2004.
Michael knew about the important work that BACS was already doing, and was interested in the program. When he got the opportunity to become a peer counselor, he took it! Michael says, “What a great opportunity as I was a recent graduate of Best Now and valedictorian of that peer counselor program sponsored by the County and very much interested in mental health issues and the under-served older populations.”
We are so glad to have Mike on our team – just in the last 6 months, he helped 20 people find permanent housing!
Congratulations, Michael, and thank you for everything you do for BACS!