Programs & Services


Whatever the level of need, we assist our clients in creating and sustaining a home they can count on.

We all know how important it is to have a home - somewhere to feel safe and secure and develop roots to grow. It's no surprise that stable housing and recovery go hand-in-hand. At TMHA, we not only provide a safe place, we match housing with varying levels of care, based on each individual's needs.

Young people (ages 11-17) receive treatment and practice social, educational and independent living skills in a home with 24-hour supervision and therapeutic care.

We also offer transitional housing for adults learning to stabilize symptoms and develop independent living skills. To those with a history of homelessness, we provide housing and support focused on reintegration into the community. Other participants live independently in affordable TMHA housing, sharing household responsibilities and interacting with the community at large.

Youth Treatment Program (YTP) is a residential treatment program serving young people from San Luis Obispo County who cannot cope with their present living situation and need a different living structure to recover and become stable.

Transitional Housing for Homeless (THH) program serves disabled adult residents of San Luis Obispo County who are currently or potentially homeless. The goal for all program residents is successful independent living within 24 months. At completion of the program, residents may be eligible for Section 8 housing assistance.

Adult Transitional Program (ATP) provides a home-like setting where adults with mental illness are supported in their efforts to acquire and apply interpersonal and independent-living skills. ATP is a transitional program with a maximum stay of 12 months; it is licensed to house 12 people and is staffed 24 hours.

Community Housing (CH) and Residential Case Management Program offers long-term, affordable housing in a stable and supportive environment for adult residents of San Luis Obispo County who are experiencing mental health difficulties. Residents are helped to gain skills needed to make choices that reflect their own values, preferences and goals.

Full Service Partnership (FSP) Intensive Residential Program is funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) and provides 24/7 intensive community-based wrap around services to help people in recovery live independently. Residents are referred to the program through San Luis Obispo County Behavioral Health Services and occupy a variety of community housing and apartment rentals throughout San Luis Obispo, Atascadero and Arroyo Grande.

Homebase on G first occupied in December 2009, is a mixed-use apartment complex in Lompoc which includes 37 single room occupancy studios, some reserved for adults with disabilities. Services to some of the residents who have a mental illness are provided by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) program, Lompoc Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), which provides 24/7/365 community-based wrap around services to help people in recovery live independently.

Rancho Hermosa, fully occupied in 2011, is a 47 unit affordable housing community in Santa Maria, primarily for families. There are also four, one bedroom and two, two bedroom units that are funded by The Department of Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Services (ADMHS) Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) housing funds, which allow for individuals and families that are receiving services from SHS to reside at Rancho Hermosa. Also, families that have children with mental health issues have an opportunity to reside at Rancho Hermosa. The entire complex is managed by the Housing Authority of Santa Barbara County (HASBC). The Santa Maria Recovery Learning Community (RLC) is also located on the site in a 2,000 square foot space provided rent-free. The RLC presence allows all adults that so choose to receive peer run mental health services close to home.

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