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Main Services Area

Educational Programs
Educational Programs provide students with the skills they need to live successful lives. Our robust programs include early childhood development, classroom consultations in partnership with school districts, adult continuing education programs and parent workshops.
Support Services

Support Services offer various programs to address social determinants of health, including housing and employment coaching and placement, among other critically needed services.

  • 20+ years of child welfare experience
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College of California, and a master’s degree from California State University, Sacramento

Mary Sheppard is the regional executive director of the Capitol Region with oversight of behavioral health and foster care programs in Contra Costa, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano and Stanislaus Counties. Sheppard has over 20 years of child welfare experience and has held various related positions, including family therapist, social worker practitioner for family reunification efforts and wraparound family specialist. Before joining the agency, Sheppard worked for the California Department of Social Services in the Children and Family Services Division and oversaw the implementation of all child welfare services programming, including integrating child welfare and behavioral health. Sheppard is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and received a bachelor’s degree in Integral Liberal Arts from St. Mary’s College of California and a master’s degree in Social Work from California State University, Sacramento.