The center serves adults who are recovering from mental illness and often also substance abuses, which are at risk of homelessness, substance abuse, incarceration and increasing severity of mental health issues. The program is a “portal” for access by offering supports commonly utilized by individuals with a serious mental illness without the pressure of “enrolling” in services. It is located in Oxnard, and outreaches to underserved individuals throughout the county, offering an array of on-site supports and referrals to those who historically have not accessed services through the traditional clinic system. The program also provides supports for individuals as they transition out of other mental health programs on their journey of wellness and recovery. The program was developed and is run by peers who support members in the design of their personal recovery plan and in creating a set of goals that are meaningful to them. This program is contracted to Turning Point Foundation.
What members have learned at the The Wellness Center:
- "Coping with life on better terms. The Wellness Center is a place where I feel comfortable and not be looked down and judged."
- "I feel I have a better grip on my mental illness since coming here. My family also notices the the difference in the way I am trying to better myself. I still have a long way to go but I will keep coming."
- "How to handle difficult situations and figure out the wellness trail to take. Coping with the stress by breathing and putting my mind in a beautiful place."
- "Participation in group sessions and the feeling that I belong and that I can identify with other peers."
- Services and Supports:
Additional Resource: Turning Point Foundation Wellness Center
Centerpoint Mall Office, 2697 Saviors Rd, Next To Public Health
Oxnard, CA 93033.
To access mental health services, or for immediate help, please call 24/7 1-866-998-2243.