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Mental Health Association in Santa Barbara County (Mental Wellness Center)

For Youth, Adults, Families, & Community

aka Mental Wellness Center   |   SANTA BARBARA, CA   |  www.mentalwellnesscenter.org
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Mental Health Association in Santa Barbara County (Mental Wellness Center)

EIN: 95-1962659


Mission

To advance mental wellness in Santa Barbara County.

Ruling year info

1951

Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Annmarie Cameron

Main address

617 GARDEN ST

SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101 USA

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EIN

95-1962659

Subject area info

Medical support services

Housing for people with disabilities

Housing services

Special population support

Mental health care

Population served info

Age groups

Family relationships

Economically disadvantaged people

People with disabilities

People with psychosocial disabilities

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

Independent Housing for People with Disabilities (L24)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Recovery Learning Center at the Fellowship Club

Day-use, drop-in psychosocial recovery center and services for adult residents (18 years and older) with serious mental illnesses. Offers an array of flexible services to meet practical needs of its members for food, clothing, referrals to meet other community needs, supported employment, recreational activities, education, and social support.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with psychosocial disabilities

The Mental Wellness Center offers unique Employment Services that promote competitive and integrated employment for those living with mental illness in our community.

At the Mental Wellness Center, our Employment Services Program provides individualized vocational services to people living with mental health disorders, focusing on those affected by mental illness, while providing our community with a qualified workforce.

Population(s) Served

The Mental Wellness Center is proud to offer our community a dedicated Family Advocate who is trained and familiar with issues faced by families impacted by mental health disorders. The Family Advocate assists families who are trying to understand and deal with the impact of serious mental health disorders in their family and provides assistance in understanding and navigating the local public and private mental health systems. The Family Advocate also assists families in accessing various clinical and support services available in our community and can offer one-on-one support in times of challenging times.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with disabilities
Unemployed people
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults
People with disabilities
Unemployed people
Economically disadvantaged people

The Wellness Connection is a high school leadership program of the Mental Wellness Center that educates, empowers, and engages students to become mental health Upstanders. For more information visit https://wcclubs.org/

Population(s) Served

Mental Health Matters (MHM) is a program of the Mental Wellness Center. Originally created in 2000, MHM is designed to introduce basic facts about mental health to elementary, middle and high school students. To learn more visit https://mhmyouth.org/

Population(s) Served
Preteens
Adolescents
Preteens
Adolescents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of opportunities for people living with behavioral health challenges who find housing and support through seven projects.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Our most recent project, Polly's House, began in summer 2019 for 10 adults with mental health and physical needs. Projects range in structure (independent apartments to rooms with 24/7 care).

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Mental Wellness Center works with thousands of people every year to improve and maintain mental wellness. Our community-based nonprofit organization specializes in helping individuals in three ways:

We help adults living with mental health challenges meet critical and basic needs as a foundation for their wellness
We offer courses and activities for teens and adults to learn and practice self-management skills for better self-regulation, and
We educate youth, families, and community groups about mental health so that we can take better care of ourselves individually and as a community.
We are working toward a future when the importance of prevention and effective, early intervention to treat mental illness is recognized. We believe in recovery at any stage. We’re here to help with the concerns and challenges of better mental health across the spectrum.

Much of our work is in the city of Santa Barbara – where our community members live and thrive together in wellness. Our programs and services are available in English and Spanish. We collaborate with other private and governmental entities to extend our services and make our community stronger.

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.

Our vision encompasses a world where all people live their healthiest lives, and fear and misinformation about mental illness no longer exist.

The Mental Wellness Center works with thousands of people every year to improve and maintain mental wellness. Our community-based nonprofit organization specializes in helping individuals in three ways:

We help adults living with mental health challenges meet critical and basic needs as a foundation for their wellness
We offer courses and activities for teens and adults to learn and practice self-management skills for better self-regulation, and
We educate youth, families, and community groups about mental health so that we can take better care of ourselves individually and as a community.
We are working toward a future when the importance of prevention and effective, early intervention to treat mental illness is recognized. We believe in recovery at any stage. We’re here to help with the concerns and challenges of better mental health across the spectrum.

Much of our work is in the city of Santa Barbara – where our community members live and thrive together in wellness. Our programs and services are available in English and Spanish. We collaborate with other private and governmental entities to extend our services and make our community stronger.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

Mental Health Association in Santa Barbara County (Mental Wellness Center)
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.18

Average of 0.95 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

1.8

Average of 1.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

19%

Average of 16% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Mental Health Association in Santa Barbara County (Mental Wellness Center)

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Mental Health Association in Santa Barbara County (Mental Wellness Center)

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Mental Health Association in Santa Barbara County (Mental Wellness Center)

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Mental Health Association in Santa Barbara County (Mental Wellness Center)’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2017 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$69,713 $878,883 $146,104 $337,102 -$182,074
As % of expenses -2.3% 24.4% 4.0% 9.3% -4.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$228,952 $719,339 -$10,346 $181,966 -$945,868
As % of expenses -7.1% 19.1% -0.3% 4.8% -18.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $2,909,491 $4,532,211 $3,720,499 $4,093,506 $4,158,855
Total revenue, % change over prior year -1.7% 0.0% -17.9% 10.0% 1.6%
Program services revenue 18.8% 15.3% 20.9% 20.5% 12.1%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 3.4% 2.4% 3.3% 3.1% 0.1%
Government grants 59.1% 47.1% 59.7% 59.1% 50.2%
All other grants and contributions 18.3% 35.0% 16.2% 17.0% 21.2%
Other revenue 0.4% 0.2% 0.0% 0.3% 16.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $3,045,291 $3,600,152 $3,611,789 $3,642,471 $4,340,927
Total expenses, % change over prior year 12.5% 0.0% 0.3% 0.8% 19.2%
Personnel 63.1% 66.2% 66.1% 70.1% 60.0%
Professional fees 4.6% 5.7% 5.6% 3.6% 4.4%
Occupancy 15.1% 6.3% 0.0% 9.0% 5.0%
Interest 1.0% 1.0% 0.0% 0.9% 4.8%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 16.3% 20.8% 28.2% 16.4% 25.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $3,204,530 $3,759,696 $3,768,239 $3,797,607 $5,104,721
One month of savings $253,774 $300,013 $300,982 $303,539 $361,744
Debt principal payment $0 $26,821 $37,446 $58,278 $0
Fixed asset additions $1,227,620 $257,607 $0 $0 $17,899,704
Total full costs (estimated) $4,685,924 $4,344,137 $4,106,667 $4,159,424 $23,366,169

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.8 1.1 2.5 1.5 1.8
Months of cash and investments 10.2 11.4 12.7 11.7 4.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 23.8 21.4 21.5 22.3 -3.4
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $195,487 $340,278 $743,040 $459,738 $646,720
Investments $2,393,101 $3,082,034 $3,091,921 $3,094,558 $823,727
Receivables $747,058 $448,596 $355,195 $593,471 $1,289,203
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $6,553,863 $6,861,331 $6,910,321 $6,910,319 $33,362,759
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 22.0% 24.6% 26.6% 28.9% 33.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 13.6% 13.1% 16.0% 12.3% 59.9%
Unrestricted net assets $10,137,863 $10,620,987 $10,610,644 $10,792,610 $9,846,742
Temporarily restricted net assets $269,435 $102,956 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $68,957 $68,957 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $338,392 $171,913 $134,519 $223,957 $223,957
Total net assets $10,476,255 $10,792,900 $10,745,163 $11,016,567 $10,070,699

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Annmarie Cameron

Annmarie's early education and background was in family relationships, which has served her well over the past almost three decades in which she has led the Mental Wellness Center and its programs for direct service to adults and families living with serious mental illnesses, and its emerging foci including education and care access. Annmarie works with leaders of other community-based, government, school, and peer-run organizations to create a stronger system of care for the Santa Barbara, California community as that is our base.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Mental Health Association in Santa Barbara County (Mental Wellness Center)

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Highest paid employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 01/24/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mrs. Julie Kessler-Solomon

Karel de Veer

property mgmt.

Paul Erickson, M.D.

psychiatrist, Cottage Hospital

Edwin Feliciano, M.D.

psychiatrist, Univ. of Calif., S.B.

Ian Filippini

financial planner

Darcy Keep

Cottage Hospital

Ann Lippincott, Ph.D.

teacher training admin.

Pam Reeves, M.D.

psychiatrist

Julie Kessler Solomon

realtor

Michele Drum

psychotherapist/program mgr.

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/2/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/02/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.

Contractors

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There are no fundraisers recorded for this organization.