Interim, Inc., will break ground in Spring 2017 for two new projects to expand mental health services in Monterey County. In Marina, at our existing Shelter Cove, we will build a new residential treatment facility for Bridge House. This will allow us to expand our residential treatment program for adults with both mental illness and substance abuse disorder from 13 beds to 14 beds. We will be able to double the number of individuals served in the Day Rehabilitation Program that currently serves only Bridge House residents. This will enable Bridge graduates and other non-residents to participate in out-patient treatment for a longer period of time.
The Marina location will provide easier access to Bridge House programs for clients throughout Monterey County and better access to clean and sober transitional housing at Shelter Cove for Bridge House graduates and others.
The project will cost approximately $3.8 million and is expected to open in April 2018. Partial funding for this project has been provided by generous grants from Berkshire Foundation, Harden Foundation, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, and Central Coast Alliance for Health.
The existing Bridge House location in Monterey will be converted into Manzanita Monterey, a new 13-bed crisis residential treatment program modeled on our very successful Manzanita House in Salinas. Manzanita Monterey will serve approximately 180 clients each year. Renovations will cost approximately $300,000, and the program will open once Bridge relocates to the new facility at Shelter Cove. This project is made possible by a generous grants from the City of Monterey Community Development Block Grant Program, Berkshire Foundation, and Community Foundation for Monterey County.
Executive Director Barbara Mitchell says, “These two projects will dramatically expand mental health services for Monterey County residents. Both projects have the enthusiastic support of the Monterey County Behavioral Health Bureau and Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula, but more important, they have the support of the clients we serve.”
Interim will be launching a capital campaign in early 2017 to complete funding for these projects.