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Interim, Inc.

Mission

Interim, Inc. provides services and affordable housing, supporting members of our community with mental illness to build productive and satisfying lives.

The Big Idea

Interim, Inc. provides services and affordable housing for members of our community with mental illness, helping them to build productive and satisfying lives. Interim’s current project is to renovate five one-bedroom apartments in Salinas to provide permanent affordable housing for very-low-income people with psychiatric disabilities. The Catalyst Apartments were built in 1990 as a joint project with Interim and the Housing Authority of Monterey County, consisting of 17 one-bedroom apartments. In 2018, the Housing Authority decided to sell their five units, which are located in a freestanding building at the Catalyst complex. Interim bought these units with the plan to do major (and necessary) renovations, making them more comfortable, safe and energy-efficient, with the ability to use them as permanent affordable housing for very-low-income people with disabilities. 

In November 1992, I landed an apartment on Pearl Street with Interim Inc. as my landlord. Once I had moved into the apartment, I knew I could finally learn to deal with my symptoms. On Aug. 7, 2019 it was exactly 24 years since the medication really affected my brain. As of Oct. 16, 2019, I have worked full-time for the county of Monterey for 13 years. On Feb. 14, 2020, I will have been married for 15 years. My life turned around because of my first apartment with Interim Inc., medications that finally started to work, and support from my family and my wife. The thing that sticks with me is there is always hope for your future. Be motivated, work toward recovery, be honest with your doctors, make good relationships, trust others, and never give up.

- Philip Carwin