Supported Employment

TMHA's Supported Employment Program (SEP) provides on-going job support services necessary for individuals with mental illnesses to choose, get and keep competitive employment, while working in jobs and environments they prefer and with the level of professional support they desire. SEP is a growing program serving well over 300 individuals per year and partnering with more than 30 businesses and community agencies throughout San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara Counties.

TMHA's Growing Grounds programs serve as a link for the Supported Employment Program's participants to employment within the community. Growing Grounds Farms and Store offer a variety of work experiences where participants develop jobs skills and confidence.

To enter TMHA’s Supported Employment Program, an individual must:

 For questions and more information, please contact Starr Cloyd at or (805) 540-6548. 

For more information about this program, please see our Supported Employment Program Fact Sheet and in Spanish.

SEP is a CARF Accredited Program. CARF International accreditation demonstrates a program’s quality, transparency, and commitment to the satisfaction of the persons served. CARF International is an independent, not-for-profit accreditor of human service providers in the areas of Aging Services, Behavioral Health, Child and Youth Services, Durable Medical Equipment, Employment and Community Services, Medical Rehabilitation, and Opioid Treatment Programs. Call CARF at (888) 281- 6531.

*SEP received its initial three year accreditation in Fall 2010, and it has been renewed in 2013, 2016 and 2019.

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