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YOUTH & FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS

Resource Directory

You will find youth behavioral health and wellness resources for Santa Barbara County in our directory.

If you are new to the process and want to filter the list, start with the ADVANCED SEARCH which allows you to find CRISIS resources, filter based on the level of care, types of services, region, etc. Search one category at a time for better results. Do a broad search below by AGES by selecting an icon below.

View a LIST of CRISIS RESOURCES or Contact SAFTY 888.334.2777 or CARES 888.868.1649 or TEXT CRISIS LINE 741741

AHA!
805-770-7200
AHA! equips teenagers, educators, and parents with social and emotional intelligence to dismantle apathy, prevent despair, and interrupt hate-based behavior.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, communication & relationship skills building, job training & life skills, mentoring, recreational & youth centers, youth leadership development
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, education & workshops
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
ALATEEN • AL-ANON • AA • NA
805-899-8302
Support Groups are available for both teens and parents each serving a different purpose... Alateen, Al-Anon, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous
Levels of Care:
recovery & postvention
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe, San Luis Obispo, Ventura County
CADA – Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse
805-730-7575
Prevention, Education, & Treatment of Substance Use Disorders in youth and families. Resources and support for children, adolescents, parents, and families. Counseling, therapy, education, and support.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, crisis resources & hotlines
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation, support groups, drug testing, intensive out-patient program (IOP), case management
Wellness Programs for Youth:
mentoring
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, parenting classes, education & workshops, parinatal & postpartum
Resource & Referral Support:
health or family advocate
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Community Counseling and Education Center (CCEC)
805-962-3363
Community Counseling and Education Center (CCEC) offers sliding-scale, bilingual mental health counseling to adults, children, teens, adults, couples, and families. Please visit our website to schedule a phone intake appointment.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, recovery & postvention
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
therapy-counseling
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
Family Service Agency (FSA)
805-965-1001
Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara County’s transformative programs provide underserved youth and families with solutions to immediate needs, along with essential tools for increased long term self-sufficiency and empowerment. We are committed to providing mental health services where they are needed most: in the community. Eighty percent of our services are delivered on school campuses, at community centers and in clients’ homes. During the pandemic, we have transitioned to providing the majority of our services via Telehealth. Our programs combine clinical expertise, bilingual and bicultural staff, and close collaboration with other nonprofit, educational and government organizations. Services are provided free or on a sliding-fee scale with no one denied access because of an inability to pay.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, advocacy
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation, case management
Wellness Programs for Youth:
mentoring
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, parenting classes, education & workshops, basic needs & financial assistance
Resource & Referral Support:
health or family advocate
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
1-805-681-1200 x2200
The District serves 3,571 elementary students (K-6) in nine schools. Each school offers extensive academic support and if needed school-based counseling services. Please contact your teacher or principal or call the main office for questions. There are licensed school psychologist, community liaisons, nurses, school social worker as well as other specialists available. Four schools receive schoolwide Title I support, three schools host District transitional kindergartens, and three state preschools are located at District facilities. In addition the District runs the Learning Tree Preschool, which enrolls special education students and general preschool students. We also have a dual-language program offering academic instruction in Spanish at one of our schools. GUSD is a great school community!
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
education & workshops
Regions:
Other
Hope School District
(805) 682-2564
Hope School District serves students in TK through 6th grade at three schools, Hope Elementary, Vieja Valley Elementary, and Monte Vista Elementary. Students in our district are offered a variety of wellness resources and support.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness
Categories:
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, communication & relationship skills building, recreational & youth centers, tutoring & academic support
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
parenting classes, education & workshops
Resource & Referral Support:
health or family advocate
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Hosford Counseling Clinic at UCSB
805-893-8064
The Hosford Counseling and Psychological Services Clinic at UCSB provides low-cost psychotherapy, counseling, and assessment services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
Levels of Care:
treatment & intervention
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
therapy-counseling, parenting classes & coaching
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Hospice of Santa Barbara
805-563-8820
Our mission is to care for anyone experiencing the impact of serious illness or grieving the death of a loved one. We offer individual GRIEF COUNSELING for adults and children, support groups and care management services, free of charge. Hablamos español. Wait time for an appointment varies so it is best to call for current status.
Levels of Care:
treatment & intervention
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling
Resource & Referral Support:
resource or wellness navigator
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
Noah’s Anchorage & My Home
805-963-8775
Youth & Family Services (YMCA) operates programs [Noah' Anchorage, St. George Youth Center, My Home] that provide a continuum of care to underserved at-risk youth, young adults and families experiencing homelessness, neglect, and abuse in the greater Santa Barbara area. Youth, young adults, and families in high-risk environments that participate in our services experience greater safety and well-being while they work toward the future. Our staff work alongside those in need to provide case management, education, life skills coaching, counseling and much more all free of charge. Crisis Hotline: 805-963-8775 and Crisis Text: 805-698-6701
Levels of Care:
treatment & intervention, crisis resources & hotlines
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation, support groups, case management, wrap-around services
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, education & workshops
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Pacific Pride Foundation
805-963-3636
Pacific Pride Foundation proudly provides services to the HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ+ communities of Santa Barbara County. All of our programs are free or low-cost at our locations in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria. Affordable counseling is available online via teletherapy for LGBTQ+ individuals, individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and their partners, family, and friends.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, recovery & postvention, advocacy
Youth Treatment Services:
support groups
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, youth leadership development
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Parenting Matters Consulting
805-570-8826
Parent coaching - Inspiring struggling parents with creative solutions for family success with customized coaching.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
parenting coaching, parenting classes
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe, San Luis Obispo, Ventura County

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