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A message from the Executive Director:

During this time of Shelter in Place, Interim, Inc. has been actively supporting our clients.  Mental Health services are “essential” under the current restrictions, and not only are we supporting our clients, we have stepped up our services.  Moongate, the 90-unit project owned and operated by MidPen Housing in Chinatown in Salinas is OPEN.  Interim has partnered with MidPen to use 20 of these studio apartments for our MCHOME clients who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and have very low incomes.  As of this writing, twelve Interim residents have moved in at Moongate, freeing up housing units for more people who are in need.  This is quite an accomplishment during this time of crisis.

We continue to move Interim’s clients into permanent and transitional housing during this time. The Community Housing staff, the Housing Management Team, MCHOME, Shelter Cove, Sunflower, and the Maintenance teams are working tirelessly together to house new tenants who desperately need housing.  Staff from all Interim’s departments continue to work together in impressive ways!

Our residential crisis programs at Manzanita Salinas and Manzanita Monterey continue to accept new admissions.  This relieves the burden at our local hospitals by moving clients out of inpatient psychiatric beds allowing them to serve clients who need an in-patient level of hospitalization.

Our MCHOME Team continues to reach out to the homeless in Monterey County, providing support and services including food and temporary shelter when possible.  Our ACT team continues to meet with clients in their homes and in south county, supporting those who have difficulties obtaining help because of language or distance barriers.  Community Housing staff continue to support our permanent and transitional residents.

The OMNI Resource Center on Pajaro Street in Salinas has temporarily closed due to imposed restrictions on groups larger than ten.  This has affected the CHOICES, Dual Recovery Services (DRS), Supported Education and Employment Services (SEES) and Academy programs.  Although the building is closed, staff continue to provide support services to these clients via telephone and one-on-one counseling while maintaining social distancing.  OMNI has established a “Warm Line” where clients can call, text, or email a support worker if they need to talk to someone.  This is staffed Monday – Fridays from 10 AM – 4 PM at (831) 800-7660; TXT (831)998-7916; email Omni@interiminc.org.

Our lives have radically changed in these past weeks, but our commitment to provide housing, healing, and hope to adults with mental illness in Monterey County continues.  If you would like to help in this effort, we are accepting non-perishable food donations to help our clients during this difficult time.  Drop-off sites are available in Monterey and Salinas.  Please call (831) 649-4522 for locations.  If you wish to offer financial support, please call (831) 649-4522 X 205, or you may donate online.

We are proud of what we do and of our staff who have stepped up to serve others at this critical time.  Thank you for your generous support always, and especially now as we navigate this crisis.

Barbara Mitchell
Executive Director,

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The Omni Wellness Center is closed but individuals can contact counselors and obtain assistance by calling, texting or emailing the numbers as listed.

The WarmLine is open Monday-Friday, 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Phone 831.800.7660 • Text 831.998.7916 • Email omni@interiminc.org

Residential and treatment programs are closed to visitors to protect the health and safety of our clients.  We are practicing the “Shelter In Place” guidelines as listed in the order from the Monterey County Health Department.  Services to our residents and clients is still being performed, as mental health service providers such as Interim are classified as “essential services”.   Counselors and case workers are working closely with our clients to help them cope with this crisis and navigate services available to them.

If members of the community are seeking a way to assist our residents, we are accepting donations of non-perishable food.  Many of them are on limited or fixed incomes which make it financially difficult to stock up on food.  We are collecting canned foods to supplement their resources.  If you would like to donate items such as chili, soup, canned meats or fish, peanut butter or other non-perishable staples, you may do so at the following locations:

Monterey
Interim Centre
604 Pearl Street, Monterey, CA 93940

Salinas
OMNI Center Annex
31 E. San Luis Street, Salinas, CA  93901

Please call 831.649.4522 x205 if you have questions

Ways to Help Interim, Inc during the COVID 19 Crisis

We are accepting donations of non-perishable food, travel size toiletries and cleaning supplies.

Interim, Inc. is OPEN except for the OMNI Wellness Center and the CHOICES Program. Mental health services are classified as essential under the Shelter in Place order by Governor Newsom.

Interim, Inc. is sheltering additional homeless members of the community and needs to provide food for them and most of our clients are aon limited incomes which makes it financially difficult to stock up on items. We are collecting canned food, paper towels, toilet paper, travel size shampoo and toiletries Monday-Friday between 10AM and 4PM at the following locations:

Monterey
Interim Centre
604 Pearl Street, Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 649.4522 ext.201

Salinas
Pajaro Annex
41 E. San Luis Street, Salinas, CA  93901
(831) 676.3715 ext.500

Interim, Inc. is the only agency in Monterey County that provides affordable housing, residential treatment, social support, homeless outreach and support, and supported education and employment services for adults who have serious mental illnesses.

Our mission is to provide services and affordable housing supporting members of our community with mental illness in building productive and satisfying lives.

We believe that housing, healing, and hope are a path to mental health.

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INTERIM, INC.

Housing, Healing, Hope: The path to mental health

Interim was founded in 1975 by mental health professionals, community members, and client families who saw a need for community-based alternatives to institutional care for people with psychiatric disabilities.

Over forty years later, we are the only agency in Monterey County that provides affordable housing, residential treatment, social support, and supported education and employment services for adults with psychiatric disabilities.

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Interim, Inc. is sheltering additional homeless members of the community and needs to provide food for them and most of our clients are on limited incomes which makes it financially difficult to stock up on items.

We are accepting donations of non-perishable food, travel-size toiletries and cleaning supplies.

We are collecting canned food, paper towels, toilet paper, travel-size shampoo and toiletries Monday-Friday between 10AM and 4PM. Please call (831) 649-4522 for donation times and locations.
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Interim, Inc. is sheltering additional homeless members of the community and needs to provide food for them and most of our clients are on limited incomes which makes it financially difficult to stock up on items.

We are accepting donations of non-perishable food, travel-size toiletries and cleaning supplies.

We are collecting canned food, paper towels, toilet paper, travel-size shampoo and toiletries Monday-Friday between 10AM and 4PM. Please call (831) 649-4522 for donation times and locations.

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We are thankful for our generous donors! Your gifts have been especially appreciated during this time of pandemic. Thank you!

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1 week ago

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We are pleased to welcome Mark Shaw of Salinas to the Board of Directors for Interim, Inc.

Mark is a resident of Salinas and the Vice President of Markon Inc., a fresh produce purchasing cooperative that sells to U.S. and Canadian broadline distributors, which supply restaurants, businesses, schools, and more.

Shaw has been a long-time supporter of Interim, Inc. “My Mom and (Executive Director) Barbara Mitchell go back more than a few years. I love the caring nature and energy Interim and their staff bring to people in Monterey County with mental illness.” Having had a family member with a mental health diagnosis, Shaw feels the desire to help others in similar circumstances.

Shaw is father to three grown children, and has been married for 33 years to Cathy, a registered nurse who retired recently from Natividad Medical Center. When he is able, Shaw enjoys downhill skiing, fly fishing and traveling to visit his children in Italy, Oregon, and Davis, California. Weekends, he spends time in his garden, where he can “decompress from the prior week’s work.”

We are grateful to Mark Shaw for volunteering his time and support of Interim, Inc.
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We are pleased to welcome Mark Shaw of Salinas to the Board of Directors for Interim, Inc.

Mark is a resident of Salinas and the Vice President of Markon Inc., a fresh produce purchasing cooperative that sells to U.S. and Canadian broadline distributors, which supply restaurants, businesses, schools, and more.

Shaw has been a long-time supporter of Interim, Inc. “My Mom and (Executive Director) Barbara Mitchell go back more than a few years. I love the caring nature and energy Interim and their staff bring to people in Monterey County with mental illness.” Having had a family member with a mental health diagnosis, Shaw feels the desire to help others in similar circumstances.

Shaw is father to three grown children, and has been married for 33 years to Cathy, a registered nurse who retired recently from Natividad Medical Center. When he is able, Shaw enjoys downhill skiing, fly fishing and traveling to visit his children in Italy, Oregon, and Davis, California. Weekends, he spends time in his garden, where he can “decompress from the prior week’s work.”

We are grateful to Mark Shaw for volunteering his time and support of Interim, Inc.

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Excellent. Runs in the family...volunteering that is.

Couldn’t have picked a better guy! ❤️

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