Sanctuary Psychiatric Centers of Santa Barbara strongly believes community integration and self sufficiency is an excellent way to empower our client’s to gain a sense of control, consistency and purpose in their lives. The overall focus of Vocational and Educational Services is to empower clients and provide them with the knowledge and resources to achieve the highest level of vocational functioning possible.
As active participants of Vocational Services, our clients receive comprehensive and personalized services in both individual and group settings.
Vocational and Educational Rehabilitation Program Goals:
Our individual service provides clients with the following:
The Vocational Group curriculum is designed to further assist clients with exploring skills, interests, values, limitations and realistic career goals while providing clients with the support, input and feedback in a group setting. Vocational topics are offered on a weekly rotating basis with an emphasis on practical, experiential learning.
The Group activities include:
State and Federal Entitlements/Benefits
SPCSB understands the importance of financial resources and access to medical care for our clients on their path to independence, especially when they may not be ready for paid employment. We also understand the frustration and confusion that people can experience while applying for entitlements.
Entitlements provide clients with the opportunity to access the monies and medical resources needed to increase their financial independence, self reliance and have medical care. Entitlements also serve as an ongoing “safety net” for clients that can be carried into the future to ensure a baseline of financial, medical and housing security.
SPCSB’s Vocational Services is happy to offer assistance and guidance to clients by helping them apply for the following state and federal entitlements:
When assisting clients with applying, Vocational Staff educate the client about each entitlement program for which they are eligible. Vocational Staff then assists the client with completing and submitting the appropriate application materials, completing and submitting the required medical documentation and also resolving and clarifying any issues that surface throughout the process.
Once benefits are secured, Vocational Staff also educate the client about Social Security's "Work Incentives" so that clients can return to work with a clear understanding of how it will impact their benefits.