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COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Since opening its doors in 1998, the Santa Maria Wisdom Center has provided a holistic roster of adult day health care services under one roof and has connected participants to vital health, rehabilitative, therapeutic, and social services. Coordination with other services, agencies and community partners in case management and the continuum of care is critical to our work. Collaborative partners include:

COMMUNITY PARTNERS 

  • City of Santa Maria 
  • Elwin Mussel Senior Center 
  • Luis Oasis Senior Center 

COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS 

  • Veteran's Administration 
  • Area Agency on Aging 
  • Department of Social Services 
  • Adult Protective Services 
  • Alzheimer's Association of the Central Coast 
  • CenCal 
  • CHC 
  • Community Action Commission 
  • Dignity Health 
  • Mission Hope/Marian Regional Cancer Center 
  • HELP4HD International 
  • March's Board and Care 
  • Tri-Counties Regional Center
  • Alejandro's RCFE 
  • Amalia's Residence 
  • Apple Ann's RCFE 
  • Asher Home Care 
  • Carnate Board & Care 
  • Fred's RCFE 
  • Maria's Guest Home 
  • My Family Residential Care 
  • Rose Care Home 
  • Royal Care Home 
  • Merrill Gardens 
  • Gold Coast Senior Options and Dementia Care Associates 
  • Senior Living Consultants 
  • In-Home Support Services 
  • Support Housing Services 
  • Senior Peer Counseling 
  • Independent Living Services 
  • Dialysis Center 
  • Coast Care Givers 
  • Long Term Care Ombudsman/Betty Rozek 

FOUNDATION SUPPORT 

  • Altrusa International 
  • City of Santa Maria- Community Development Block Grant for the new SMWC 
  • Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation Grant- To Initiate the Dedicated Alzheimer's Program 
  • CalTrans Elderly and Disabled Specialized Transit Grant- New Buses for Round-trip Transportation and Meal Delivery 
  • Santa Barbara Foundation- Arts & Crafts supplies for the Dedicated Alzheimer's Program 

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES 

The Center also provides opportunities for Cal Poly Graduate Students in Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy Programs as a learning laboratory to attain practical, hands-on experience in their field. Many CET (Center for Employment Training) MedTech students perform their externships at the Center. We host the placement and and training for individuals in the Workforce Resource Program of Santa Barbara County which strives to move the untrained and unemployed into members of the workforce which receiving minimum wage for their services. 

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$1,316,000.00
We have raised $916,000.00 of our goal.
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