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 100 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.

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 of 2010 and it was renewed again in Fall 2013 and Fall 2016.

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