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Pajaro Street Wellness Center Grand Opening

Pajaro Street Wellness Center

The Pajaro Street Wellness Center held its Grand Opening on August 27, 2014 with over 250 people in attendance. It is a one-stop resource for those pursuing wellness and recovery from mental illness and supports the following programs.

  • Supported Education and Employment Services program (SEES) – This program helps persons with mental illness to obtain and maintain competitive employment and/ or to succeed in the educational environment of their choice.
  • Dual Recovery Services (DRS) – This program serves persons who have both mental illness and substance abuse challenges, providing both individual and group counseling and support as well as educational and skill-building groups. The program is designed to help individuals manage mental illness while maintaining a clean and sober lifestyle.
  • OMNI Resource Center – This program provides peer-led activities. It is open to all adults with mental health challenges. No referrals are...
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New Opportunity to Support Interim through

If you are an shopper, you have a new opportunity to support Interim and our mission to provide services for adults with mental health challenges. Interim has just signed up for Amazon Smile, a new program that donates 0.5 percent of every purchase to the nonprofit of the shopper’s choice.

From the shopper’s point of view, it looks just like the interface you know…same search capability, same promotions, One-Click shopping, even Amazon Prime. You shop as you normally shop, and Amazon donates 0.5 percent of your purchase to Interim when you are done. Of course, your confidentiality is protected; Interim never sees how much any individual is participating. We only see the results at the end of each quarter.

If you are shopping for personal items, please consider Amazon Smile as a new way to support Interim or any other nonprofit that you care about. The web site is:

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Interim’s New Wellness Center Makes Access Easier for Clients by Bringing Programs Under One Roof

Interim is excited to announce that renovation has begun for the new Interim mental pajarohealth wellness center in Salinas. This will be the new home of several programs including SEES, OMNI, Dual Recovery Services, Success Over Stigma, and the Breakthrough H’art project, as well as other creative arts activities. In addition, the Monterey County Behavioral Health Collaborative, the Bienestar Project, and NAMI Monterey County will also have be providing services and support on-site for clients and their families in the Salinas Valley.

Completion of the building renovation is expected to be in August of this year, and Interim plans to have the grand opening of the new mental health wellness center in late summer. Watch for announcements and stay tuned for more information on this exciting new facility in the coming months!


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“A Choice to Heal: Mental Health in California”

This documentary recently aired on CBS stations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento and Fresno. It details California’s groundbreaking Prevention and Early Intervention programs that are funded by Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act. A link to the video has been posted to the MHSOAC homepage ( and may also be accessed by clicking on the following link:

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