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2014 Directory of ADMHS Programs and Services

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The Department of Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Services (ADMHS) provides treatment, rehabilitation and support services to approximately 7,600 clients with mental illness and 4,500 clients with substance use disorders annually. If you or a family member or friend are in need services, click here.

Systems ChangeIt's an exciting time for the substance use and mental health field in Santa Barbara County as we co-create a more collaborative multi-disciplinary system of care to better serve our clients, their families, and the broader community. Click here for more information.  Video clips of recent presentations on the proposed FY 2014 ADMHS budget and MHSA Plan Update are here.

Mental Health Programs: The Department is responsible for ensuring the provision of mental health services mandated by the State of California for children with serious emotional disturbance, adults with serious mental illness and all Medi-Cal beneficiaries with specialty mental health needs. 

Alcohol and Drug Programs:  The Department’s Alcohol and Drug Program Division (ADP) has responsibility for ensuring the delivery of publicly funded alcohol and drug prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery support services. 

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News and Features

October 20: ADMHS Newsbytes published.

October 31: Lompoc Children's Behavioral Health Center (serving central county) Open House.  10 am - 12 noon. Details in EnglishIn Spanish.

November 1: Annual Road to Independence for transition-age youth in Camarillo sponsored by Casa Pacifica.  Details here.

November 1: Santa Barbara Out of the Darkness Community Walk, Leadbetter Beach, Shoreline Drive at Loma Alta.  Walk to Prevent Suicide.

November 5: Suicide Prevention Forum, Santa Maria Radisson Hotel, 3 - 5 pm. Flyer | Web Site

November 6: Community Forum on Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), Crown Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel, 3 pm - 6:30 pm, RSVP required.  Details in English here.  Details in Spanish here. Sponsored by the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission.

November 8: First Annual Santa Barbara County Cooperative Festival, 12 noon - 5 pm, Northside Shopping Center, Lompoc.  Details in English and Spanish here.

November 13: ADMHS Systems Change Steering Committee meeting, 2 pm - 4:30 pm, Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors' Conference Room.

November 19: Open Doors, Change Lives, Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Foundation, Restorative Court Giving Thanks Event, Santa Barbara,  5:30 - 8:00 pm, Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center.

December 11: ADMHS Systems Change Steering Committee meeting, 2 pm - 4:30 pm, Marriott Hotel, Buellton, Turf Club A.


January 1: Registration opens for the 21st annual Carpe Diem Conference in Ventura.  The keynote is Celebrating Parenting: Finding Joy Among the Challenges.  Register here. Conference information in English | Spanish.

March 13: 21st annual Carpe Diem Conference.  8:00 am - 4:15 pm.  Ventura County Office of Education. Registration required.  The keynote is Celebrating Parenting: Finding Joy Among the Challenges. Conference information in English | Spanish.


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