Monthly NAMI Membership and Speaker Meeting:

Thursday, October 26, 6:30-8:30 P.M.
Fellowship Club at the Mental Wellness
Center, 617 Garden Street, Santa Barbara

Free – Open to Public
Please join us for coffee and dessert at 6:30P.M.; Program at 7:00

Topic: Navigating The Maze – The Types of Mental Health Housing in Santa Barbara
Speaker: Jeff Gaddess, Residential Services Manager, Mental Wellness Center

For individuals living with a mental health disorders in our community, finding safe, affordable housing is a daunting challenge and critical to the recovery process. In our community, there are no quick or easy solutions. Nonetheless, as clients or family members we need to understand the types of mental health housing as well as requirements of each. Jeff will describe the various levels of mental health housing ranging from emergency shelter to transitional housing to permanent housing, running the gamut from intensely supported to fully independent. He will also describe the purpose and general admission requirements for each type of housing.

Following the presentation, he will take questions from the audience.

For more information: contact Ramona Winner, Family Advocate at 884-8440, ext.3206;