calm through the years
From a single phone line to a countywide agency
Claire Miles, a local nurse, learns that an overworked and emotionally stressed father had, in a moment of desperation, shaken his infant son to death. Claire takes immediate action, putting a phone in her living room and taking out classified ads in the Santa Barbara News-Press urging parents in need to call for help. The phone rings almost 40 times within the first month. Claire and her friends take turns answering the calls, with the hope of helping stressed parents before they hurt their children
CALM is officially established and begins to grow throughout the decade
CALM’s pioneering work is just getting started.
The Santa Barbara office opens at 1236 Chapala Street
CALM begins providing in-house counseling and treatment services.
Mental health professionals join volunteers to expand CALM staff
A multidisciplinary staff begins offering a range of services.
Home visitation is provided for families with young children
The staff grows significantly throughout the decade.
CALM forms partnerships to better serve the community
CALM’s reach begins to expand even further.
CALM’s mission statement reflects its broad range of services
CALM’s reach grows throughout Santa Barbara County
CALM’s reach has doubled in the past decade
CALM begins to serve North Santa Barbara County
CALM’s reach has more than doubled in the past decade
CALM serves over 2,000 families annually
CALM turns 50