Interim is pleased to announce the opening of Choices, an Intensive Day Treatment program located at the Pajaro Street Wellness Center in Salinas. It is a short term program (up to 90 days) and serves up to 16 clients at a time. The Choices program is designed to serve adults diagnosed with serious mental illness who experience hospitalizations for mental health reasons and who have a need for managing mental health symptoms and emotions.
Participants in the Choices program connect with peers who can relate to and understand their mental health concerns in a non-judgmental supportive environment. The primary goal of the Choices program is to assist clients in preventing future psychiatric hospitalizations. Psychiatric hospitalizations are costly to the mental health system of care and very traumatic for clients experiencing them. Therapeutic groups and activities emphasizing symptom management, medication education and support help clients gain skills to maintain mental health stability.
Barbara Mitchell, Executive Director, noted, “This program helps Interim Inc. to achieve our mission of promoting alternatives to institutional care. Community based alternatives help to keep people out of locked facilities and promote wellness and recovery. Having this program in the Pajaro Street Wellness Center also gives participants the opportunity to transition to the OMNI Resource Center, which is located in the same building.”
The OMNI Resource Center has a wide variety of activities that foster a sense of community for people with a mental health challenge.
For more information on the Choices Program or the OMNI Resource Center, please call (831) 800-7530.