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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, July 16, 2012

Open House for New Computer Lab

The Santa Barbara County Department of Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services (ADMHS) and Transitions-Mental Health Association invite will host an open house for a new computer laboratory for the mental health community on Friday, July 20, from 11 am to 12 noon.


The open house will be held at the Lompoc Recovery Learning Community, 513 North G Street, Lompoc.

The Recovery Learning Community computer training curriculum includes introduction to computers, basic and intermediate computer applications and the Internet. Four hours of instruction per week will be offered at each location. The labs are open for additional 15 hours per week. Computer labs in Lompoc, Santa Maria and Santa Barbara are supported by funding from the Mental Health Services Act/Prop 63 awarded to ADMHS to acquire computers and to hire peer instructors.

“I have been so delighted to be a part of this process where so many people would love to be trained on computers, but they don’t have access. This is an amazing opportunity to provide them these tools,” said Tina Wooton, ADMHS Consumer Empowerment Manager.

About ADMHS

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. The Department employs approximately 282 staff and holds contracts with 23 community-based providers. For more information, visit www.countyofsb.org/admhs.

About Transitions-Mental Health Association

Transitions-Mental Health Association (TMHA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating stigma and promoting recovery and wellness for people with mental illness through work, housing, community and family support services. TMHA operates 27 programs at over 35 locations that reach over 2,000 people and 1,500 families in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. The emphasis of TMHA’s many services is to teach vital independent living skills and build a framework for community re-entry through personal empowerment and hands on experience. For over 30 years, TMHA has been dedicated to providing housing, employment, case management and life-skills support to teens and adults with mental illness; and support, resources and education for their loved ones. For more information, click here.

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