Staff Report 

CALM’s signature fall event — CALM at Heart — raised over $315,000 for vulnerable children and families experiencing trauma throughout the county.  

Guests gathered at Susan and Robert Lieff’s estate, Los Suenos, in Montecito for the ninth annual luncheon and enjoyed an afternoon amongst friends in the beautiful garden setting. The event, led by master of ceremonies Geoff Green of the Santa Barbara City College Foundation, featured an inspiring program from Director of Clinical Operations Adolfo Garcia, North County Regional Manager Yvonne Nelson, and President & CEO Alana Walczak.

More than 250 supporters joined event co-chairs Carolyn Fitzgerald, Belle Hahn, Analise Maggio and Caroline Powers in honoring the last year of CALM’s work, and sharing the vision for the future.

“As board chair, I am constantly inspired by how the team at CALM shows up for the families in our community by working to prevent and heal trauma,” Powers said. “I am energized by how our supporters showed up for CALM in such a meaningful way; allowing us to continue this essential, life-changing work throughout the county.”  

CALM strives to create a community where every family is supported, and every child thrives. This year’s theme of “Transforming Communities” reflected and acknowledged the collective trauma of the past year and its impact on the county for generations to come. With the help of generous supporters, CALM is providing vital mental health services system-wide throughout the community.

All funds from this event support CALM’s childhood trauma prevention and treatment programs.

For more information about CALM at Heart or about CALM’s programs and services, call (805) 965-2376 or click here. CALM is grateful for the generous support of their sponsors.