MWC Logo Building Painting Building Photo  Dion C. at 2013 Arts Festival

The Mental Wellness Center is a private, non-profit organization providing
to adults and families affected by mental illness.

The Fellowship Club is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

September Fellowship Club Schedule in ENGLISH and in SPANISH


Mental Health ARts Festival


We're Here to Help You

The Family Advocates at the Mental Wellness Center provide support and guidance to family members of those with a relative with a mental health need. Family Advocates are available to meet one to one offering support and resource information to individual family members. Family Advocates also facilitate weekly support groups in English and Spanish, distribute educational materials, and make referrals to local resources.

Call (805) 845-3206 to reach Carol Hawkes, Family Advocate
or 845-3186 to reach Joe Gonzalez, our Spanish-speaking Family Advocate

Healthier Living: Managing Ongoing Health Conditions
Tuesdays, September 9th - October 14th
4:00 - 6:30 pm
Click HERE for more information

Introducing Our Evening Community Wellness Program!
Click HERE for more information and September calendar

Community Wellness Program

HopeNet Candlelight Vigil 
In Recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 7-8 pm

Linden Field, Carpinteria
Click HERE for more information

Monthly NAMI Dinner & Educational Meeting

Join us on Thursday, September 25th

6:30 pm Light Dinner (optional, $5 per person)
7:00 pm Speakers (FREE)

A Forum: The Intersection of the Mental Health and Criminal Justice Systems

Meghan Behrens - Deputy Public Defender, SB County
Crystal Ramirez - Justice Alliance Liaison, SB County ADMHS
Tona Wakefield - Jail Discharge Planner, SB County Sheriff's Department
Ron Zonen - Deputy District Attorney, SB County

617 Garden St. - Downstairs at the Fellowship Club

Click HERE for more information


"Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shames us all." ~ Bill Clinton   


The Mental Wellness Giving Society

The MWGS is a dedicated group of individuals who have committed to a five-year pledge.

Gift of Wellbeing:   $1,000 per year for 5 years

Gift of Hope:
  $5,000 per year for 5 years

Gift of Recovery:
   $10,000 per year for 5 years

Gift of Visionary Change:
   $25,000 per year for 5 years

Join the Mental Wellness Giving Society!!

Print the form above and mail to:
Mental Wellness Center
617 Garden St.
Santa Barbara, CA  93101

Or, scan and email the form to:
Thea Palencia
Development Associate for the Mental Wellness Center



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