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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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 makes 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

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 - Coming Soon!

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 36 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.

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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.

Keep It Real is an outpatient Harm Reduction psychotherapy and social rehabilitation program for adults with co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorders. The program is staffed with mental health clinicians and substance use disorder specialists. The program assists clients in developing dual recovery skills, improving successful community living, and engaging in harm reduction strategies based on consumers’ individual substance use goals. Staff provide individual and group psychotherapy and counseling and other activities, using the evidenced based practices of Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, and Harm Reduction. Staff also provide clinical mental health assessment/evaluation, rehabilitation, and mental health services.

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Keep It Real (formerly Dual Recovery Services) 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, call

831.647.3000

or your Monterey County Behavioral Health or Interim Case Coordinator. Bridge House accepts clients based on referrals from the Monterey County Behavioral Health Bureau.

For more information regarding the Keep it Real program, call

831.440.3590

or your Monterey County Behavioral Health or Interim Case Coordinator.

For more information regarding the Outreach and Aftercare program, call

831.676.3715 ext. 523

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 SERVICES

Interim’s Supported Employment Services (SEES) program provides a wide range of opportunities for adults with mental illness who are seeking employment. To help clients obtain work, SEES provides career/vocational counseling, job development and coaching.

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

831.676.3715

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.