Caminar: Outdoor Garden

“Because of HIF, clients who are recovering from a mental health crisis will have a beautifully updated outdoor space to use as they heal. The safe and serene garden and reflection area will benefit our clients as they work to decrease their symptoms, improve their health, and return to their daily lives and community.”

– Caminar CEO Mark Cloutier

HIF supports Caminar’s long history of providing critical behavioral health and supportive services to individuals and families throughout the Bay Area. HIF worked with industry partner and long-time supporter, BellaVista Landscape Services (, who completed a full renovation of Caminar’s outdoor garden and reflection space donating all labor, design and materials.

“By leveraging the generous support of our partners in the Multifamily Apartment Industry, HIF is able to help improve the quality of life and services for the clients of Caminar while covering 100% the project costs which allows their staff to focus its resources on where it’s needed most: programming and client support,” said HIF Executive Director, Steve Sullivan.

We here at Redwood House want to share our appreciation for you all taking on the project of our backyard. The team from Bella Vista was able to transform the area into a beautiful, serene location for staff and residents. This is a huge gift for all of us here to enjoy and for all future residents that will get to experience this space as well. When faced with stress, frustration, and a variety of symptoms of mental illness it is the quiet and serene environments that bring us back to our true selves and help to create a space from those issues to know that there are alternatives and option and reasons to hope.

Thank you again!

Lynn Groff, MA, LPCC
Director of Residential Services