PROGRAMS

WELLNESS PROGRAMS

The OMNI Resource Center offers peer-led programs promoting wellness and recovery, as well as recreational and social opportunities. Wellness programs are free and open to anyone with mental health challenges. Programs are also offered off-site at other community locations. No referral is necessary.

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For more information regarding the
OMNI Resource Center, call

831.800.7530

The OMNI Resource Center is located at the Pajaro Street Wellness Center, 339 Pajaro St., Salinas, CA, 93901.
The Center is open Monday through Friday from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.

OMNI Resource Center Activity Calendar

AFFORDABLE SUPPORTIVE HOUSING—TRANSITIONAL AND PERMANENT

Interim’s Community Housing program offers permanent, affordable supportive housing in a variety of locations for over 150 residents. Housing options include six and eight-bedroom cooperative group residences, studios and one and two-bedroom apartments. Supportive services include case management and mental health services.

Shelter Cove in Marina provides transitional housing for 32 people. Sandy Shores, adjacent to Shelter Cove, provides permanent, affordable housing for 28 people. Both housing developments offer two and four-bedroom shared units for homeless adults who are living with mental illness. The programs offer case management and mental health services, as well as a variety of peer support groups and social activities.

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For more information regarding the Community Housing, Shelter Cove, or Sandy Shores programs, call

831.649.4522

or your Monterey County Behavioral Health or Interim Case Coordinator.

Community Housing, Shelter Cove and Sandy Shores accept clients based on referrals from the Monterey County Behavioral Health Bureau.

Our Voices Monthly Activity Calendar

CRISIS RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

Manzanita Crisis Residential Programs offer short- term crisis residential treatment. The residential program model is community-based alternative to inpatient psychiatric care for people experiencing a mental health crisis. The maximum stay is 30 days. Interim has 28 beds at two facilities, one in Salinas and one in Monterey.

The program provides recovery in a structured, non-institutional, home-like environment. Our goal is to help clients resolve the crisis and learn how to avoid a recurrence.

The day program works on developing skills to cope with mental illness, including managing symptoms, stress and anger, health, nutrition, hygiene and drug and alcohol education. Clients also explore areas of personal development, including creative writing and improving self-esteem.

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For more information regarding Manzanita Crisis Residential Programs, call

Salinas 831.758.9457

Monterey 831.440.7030

or your Monterey County Behavioral Health or Interim Case Coordinator.

Manzanita Crisis Residential Programs accept clients based on referrals from the Monterey County Behavioral Health Bureau.

DUAL RECOVERY PROGRAMS

Bridge House is a 14-bed transitional residential treatment program designed to meet the needs of adults in recovery from both a mental illness and a substance use disorder.

The Wellness and Recovery Academy is a day rehabilitation program designed to support clients in their recovery from mental health and alcohol/drug recovery.

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Dual Recovery Services (DRS) and Outreach and Aftercare Services offer community-based support services for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders who are in recovery. Group and individual counseling, peer support and social, educational and recreational activities are designed to help people attain and maintain a clean and sober life style.

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For more information regarding the Bridge House Program or the Wellness and Recovery Academy, call

831.647.3000

or your Monterey County Behavioral Health or Interim Case Coordinator. Bridge House and the Wellness and Recovery Academy accept clients based on referrals from the Monterey County Behavioral Health Bureau.

For more information regarding the Dual Recovery Services and Outreach and Aftercare programs, call

831.676.3715

or your Monterey County Behavioral Health or Interim Case Coordinator.

DAY TREATMENT INTENSIVE

CHOICES is a short-term (3 weeks up to 90 days) day treatment intensive program designed to serve adults who experience hospitalizations for mental health reasons and need to learn to manage their mental health symptoms and emotions. It provides group, individual therapy and peer support where participants can regain and maintain their mental health. The goal is to prevent future mental health crises requiring inpatient hospital or residential crisis care.

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For more information regarding the CHOICES Program, call

831.800.7530

or your Monterey County Behavioral Health or Interim Case Coordinator.

HOMELESS SERVICES

Our MCHOME program provides outreach, housing and intensive, integrated services to homeless adults with psychiatric disabilities.

The program model follows a ‘whatever it takes’ approach to moving people off the streets. Staff first works on establishing trust while persuading clients to accept shelter or housing. Safety in shelter or housing creates a strong foundation for recovery to succeed.

MCHOME’s goal is to move homeless individuals with psychiatric disabilities off the street and into housing, permanently.

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For more information about MCHOME or if you are concerned about a homeless  individual with mental illness, please call

831.883.3030

during normal business hours.

EMPLOYMENT AND EDUCATION SERVICES

Interim’s Supported Education and Employment Services (SEES) program provides a wide range of opportunities for adults with mental illness who are seeking employment or who are interested in pursuing higher education. To help clients obtain work, SEES provides career, vocational, and educational counseling, job development and coaching. SEES also improves educational opportunities by helping clients access classes and training programs at local colleges.

Our Workforce Education and Training (WET) program supports mental health clients and family members who work in the public mental health system by providing specialized training and services.

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Interim employs approximately 50 mental health consumers to perform essential tasks in the areas of peer leadership, outreach and support, wellness navigation, landscaping maintenance, clerical and food service.

For more information regarding the SEES or WET programs or, if you are interested in partnering with SEES as an employer, contact the SEES Program Coordinator at

831.800.7530

CONSUMER EMPOWERMENT AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Success Over Stigma (SOS) is a community advocacy and educational outreach program designed to combat the three most prevalent forms of stigma: community perception, internal stigma and external stigma.

This is accomplished by recruiting and training mental health clients to share their successful stories of recovery with their peers and the community.

SOS speakers tell their stories to schools, businesses, civic groups and faith communities, helping to educate the public about the obstacles they have faced in their personal and professional lives, as well as their success in overcoming those obstacles. They also serve as speakers at inpatient psychiatric units, spreading the hopeful message that recovery is an attainable goal.

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Contact our Success Over Stigma Coordinator, at

831.800.7530

or our Development Officer at

831.649.4522

to arrange a presentation for your organization.