Offers Innovative Healing, Leadership and Supportive Programs


National Alliance on Mental Illness


California’s Mental Health Movement

Monterey County Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health can help people of all ages. We address issues throughout the lifespan, starting at pregnancy and going through senior years. We work with children, youth, adults, and families.

Interim Program Inquiries and Emergency Assistance

Interim does not respond to requests for individual assistance through the website. Please call 831.649.4522 for general inquiries regarding our services and housing.

If you have a mental illness and are homeless, or are at-risk of becoming homeless, you may call our MCHOME homeless outreach program at 831.883.3030 for more information. Please be advised, MCHOME does not respond to emergencies.

If you are in crisis, please call 911 and ask for assistance.

Other Crisis Phone Numbers:
Suicide Prevention Hotline (bilingual) 877.663.5433
Domestic Violence Crisis Line (bilingual) 831.372.6300
Natividad Hospital, Mental Health Crisis Line 831.755.4111

Monterey County Health Department Services/Mental Health Assessments:
For information on obtaining an assessment for behavioral/mental health services through the Monterey County Health Department’s Behavioral Health Bureau, please call 888.258.6029. The Monterey County Behavioral Health Bureau also maintains a detailed Information Page  on how/where to begin accessing their services.

For general community service inquiries, please call 211, United Way’s information and referral helpline.

Other resources:
Sams Guide
Comprehensive general information and referral, updated annually. Website also includes a list of emergency food resources. 

NAMI Monterey County
Education, support, and resources for families, loved ones, and consumers.


In this educational May 2021 seminar, Barbara Mitchell, Executive Director, Interim, Inc., and Joe Livernois, Executive Director, National Association for Mental Illness Monterey County, discuss risk factors for homelessness, particularly among individuals with mental illness, and the work involved in successfully moving someone with a mental illness from homelessness to housing. Barbara, Joe and Interim’s clients also discuss why Interim’s programs are so successful.


Hayashi and Wayland, Wald Ruhnke & Dost Architects, Fenton and Keller, Attorneys at Law, Interim’s Board of Directors, Dr. and Mrs. Philip Bhaskar, Mark Bertelson, Lavengood Family, Mitchell-Pardue Family


Hosted by Interim, Inc. – Annual Special Needs Trust Webinar

Speakers: Barbara Mitchell: Executive Director, Interim, Inc.
Carl Miller: Interim Board Member and family member – Special Needs Trusts from a parent’s perspective
Steven Mudd, Esq., Private Attorney: What are Special Needs Trusts and how they should be used
Christi MacDonald, Deputy County Counsel for Monterey County Public Guardian – Court Conservatorships and Monterey County
Liza Horvath, CTFA, LPF, Private Fiduciary – Choosing the right kind of trust; choosing the right trustee; fees; pitfalls and liabilities for trustees
Honorable Vanessa W. Vallarta, Probate Judge, Monterey County Superior Court: Wills, trusts, conservatorships, guardianship cases


COVID-19 Mitigation and Testing

Interim, Inc. is dedicated to maintaining Covid-19 mitigation protocols and testing our staff and clients for the safety and benefit of everyone in the community. Through surveillance testing, Interim has been able to do our share in reducing the spread of COVID-19. For more information on testing and local testing resources, click below!