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 now open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm!!

July Fellowship Club Schedule in ENGLISH and in SPANISH

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

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

Community Wellness Program

Monthly NAMI Dinner & Educational Meeting
Thursday, July 24th 

6:30 pm Light Dinner (optional, $5 per person)
7:00 pm Speakers: Dr. Leslie Lundt and Dr. Paul Markovitz (FREE)
"What's New at the PHF and a 
Research Update on Treatment for Depression and Schizophrenia"

617 Garden St. - Downstairs at the Fellowship Club

Dr. Lundt is Medical Director of the PHF (County Psychiatric Health Facility), and member of the NAMI Steering Committee.
 Dr. Lundt will provide a brief update on recent changes/improvements at the PHF then introduce Dr. Markovitz for the main presentation. 

Dr. Markovitz has extensive experience in neuropharmacology and related clinical research having served more than 20 years as director of Mood & Anxiety Research, Inc. and Pain Research Centers of Fresno before joining Santa Barbara County Dept. of Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services. Both doctors will offer the audience Q&A time. 

Click HERE for more information

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

We would like to express our sincere appreciation for YOU, a member of our Mental Wellness Center Extended Family. We are grateful that you stand beside us, advocating for mental health, reducing stigma, and supporting mental wellness in the community of Santa Barbara.

As a donor to the Mental Wellness Center, you will truly be a blessing in the lives of those we serve and your support is so meaningful to our Wellness Heroes who benefit directly from your contributions: our Clients, Residents, Families, those we have educated about mental health, our Employment Services clients, and our Fellowship Club and Community Wellness Program Members.

On behalf of all of the Mental Wellness Center Staff, Board of Directors and Volunteers,
we thank you for your continued support of mental wellness for ALL in Santa Barbara!


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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