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Mental Wellness Center

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(805) 884-8440 ext. 6319
CEO: Annmarie Cameron


The mission of the Mental Wellness Center is to advance mental wellness in Santa Barbara.
Since 1947, the Mental Wellness Center has been building hope for individuals and families, providing support in recovery and raising awareness of mental health within the Santa Barbara community.

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We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s director of development and/or Executive Director.

The Mental Wellness Center plays such an important role in our community by providing resources that truly support some of our most vulnerable community members. Throughout my career as an affordable-housing and social-service provider, I’ve witnessed the impacts of this issue first-hand; not only on individuals that struggle with mental illness and substance abuse disorders, but also at a broader community level.
“Mental illness knows no bounds. I am proud to lend my support to an organization that is leading the way in increasing education, awareness, and opportunities for supported recovery for those most impacted by these challenges.

Alice Villarreal Redit
Mental Wellness Center Board Member

Mental Health Matters

The vision of the Mental Wellness Center is to inspire a world where all people live their healthiest lives, and fear and misinformation of mental illness no longer exists. Please consider supporting their unwavering efforts to advance mental wellness in Santa Barbara, and consider making a tax-deductible donation online today at www.mentalwellnesscenter.org.

Board of Directors

Andrea Carnaghe
Karel de Veer
Ned Emerson
Paul Erickson
Edwin Feliciano
Ian Filippini
Eric Jackson
Darcy Keep
Ann Lippincott
Scott Lochridge
Michèle Pouget-Drum
Julie Kessler-Solomon
Alice Villarreal Redit