Rockrose Gardens Grand Opening

“Home for the Holidays”

Rockrose Gardens Grand Opening Invite

Please join us for this very special occasion!

Celebrate with us as new residents move into permanent,
affordable, supportive housing for adults with mental health challenges.

Rockrose Gardens Grand Opening

Friday, December 5, 2014
11:30 am (Light Lunch)
Please RSVP: 831/649-4522 ext 201

Housing, Healing, Hope: The Path to Mental Health

Parking Details: Parking will be along the street on Lexington Court and Abrams Drive.

Location: 3012 Lexington Ct, Marina, CA (click for a map)

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Kontrena McPheter Named 2014 Consumer of the Year by Crisis Intervention Team International

Kontrena 1 _editIn October, Interim staffer Kontrena McPheter was named 2014 Consumer of the Year by Crisis Intervention Team International at their annual conference in Monterey. More than 1,000 representatives attended the annual conference.

Crisis Intervention Team International works “to create and sustain more effective interactions among law enforcement, mental health care providers, individuals with mental illness, their families and communities and also to reduce the stigma of mental illness.”

In making the award, presenters said, “Kontrena’s commitment to changing the misconception about mentally ill individuals is inspiring. With Kontrena’s leadership, we have seen the positive impact her efforts have had on our community at large…Her passion is a driving force in making sure that those unable to advocate for themselves are not forgotten.”

For Kontrena, it was a once-in-a lifetime experience. Following a standing ovation, she said, “Never in my dreams would I ever have thought that I will make such a large difference in my community.”

Congratulations Kontrena on this much deserved recognition.

WHAT IS GIVING TUESDAY?

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, Interim, Inc, along with many other charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world, will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.

News: Cops walk a mile inside the heads of the mentally ill

The Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) conference was recently held in Monterey. The Carmel Pine Cone covered the conference and the impact on local law enforcement agencies.

Check out the article written by Joe Livernois.

The Carmel Pine Cone: Cops walk a mile inside the head of the mentally ill