Brighter Tomorrows (Casa B)
1750 B South Lewis Road
Camarillo, California 93102
CASA DE ESPERANZA Y SUENOS
Telecare Camarillo Administration Building
1756 South Lewis Road
Program Type: Adult Residential Facility
To Make Referrals: Brighter Tomorrows receives referrals from all community and county providers in Ventura. We do require that members are enrolled with the VCBH team prior to admission. The majority of referrals go through Ventura County's COC (continuum of care) meeting, at which local providers discuss the best plan of action for each individual.
We do require that members are enrolled with the VCBH team prior to admission, therefore, all members accepted to our program must be open to the county prior to, or upon, admission. We are a voluntary program (not locked), meaning that potential members agree with our program policies and treatment structure before making the decision to come to the program. The members must have had no recent history of significant violence and should be able to administer medication independently (with staff monitoring). We also require that our members are ambulatory—Brighter Tomorrows is ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant and medical assisted devices are permitted.
# of Beds: 15
Who We Serve: Transitional age youth (TAY) and adults, aged 18 and older
Hours of Operation:
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
Crisis: Crisis intervention is available through the crisis team 7 days a week from 5:00 p.m.to 8:00 a.m., as well as through VCBH
Residential and treatment services
Psycho education groups
Independent living (e.g. money mgt, community reintegration)
Outings and other recreational activities or special events
Symptom management and medical appointment assistance
About the Program: At Brighter Tomorrows, we serve individuals with a serious and persistent mental illness who have been faced with multiple acute psychiatric hospital admissions. In addition to this, we are staffed with a substance abuse specialist who facilitates groups seven days a week and works with members on an individual basis to address those who struggle with substance use and other addictive behaviors. Our program has been known to work with individuals who have presented as a real challenge in terms of having continued difficulty residing in a community setting. We work collaboratively with the Ventura County Behavioral Health team, as well as with the court system (i.e. probation officers).
We celebrate and support our members at Brighter Tomorrows, having regular family meetings (campus wide and individually at each program) and campus-wide barbecues. We recognize cultural holidays, such as Martin Luther King Day, Cinco de Mayo, etc. In addition, we have regularly scheduled groups and staff schedule outings on a weekly basis (beach walks, museums, personal needs, etc).Monthly, our members nominate and vote for a citizen of the month; a peer who stood out to them for whatever reason. This person is recognized during group, gets their name engraved on a plaque that hangs in the casa dining room, and is taken out to lunch.