We provide help, hope and a home for individuals experiencing mental health issues in Santa Monica and beyond

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It is the vision of Step Up on Second that all individuals, families, and communities affected by mental health issues will have the opportunity to experience recovery.


Step Up on Second involves individuals with severe and persistent mental illness in developing opportunities to reintegrate into the community. Step Up on Second is dedicated to long-term support of people in recovery and their families, offering quality housing, educational, social and work experience. Step Up is committed to increasing public understanding of mental illness.

each year we serve over 1,800 individuals
experiencing mental health issues.

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