YOUTH & FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS
Find youth behavioral health and wellness resources for Santa Barbara County in our directory for ages 0-25 and their families.
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SAFTY is a mobile Crisis triage and crisis hotline for all youth in Santa Barbara County up through the age of 20. SAFTY provides quick and accessible service to families by providing specialized crisis intervention, in-home support and linkage to mental health services, follow up post crisis and working in collaboration with the child’s existing service providers, SAFTY seeks to keep youth and families safe in their homes and communities.
Sanctuary Centers is a nonprofit mental health agency that has been specializing in comprehensive mental health treatment since 1976. With over forty years of experience working with adults whose mental health and substance use disorders are often debilitating, Sanctuary Centers has created a unique continuum of care based upon clients’ needs and preexisting gaps in service.
At Santa Maria Health Care Center we offer services for children, women, adults, and seniors. Our team of dedicated medical, professional, and friendly staff are committed to listening to your needs in a gentle and caring way. Translation services are available and appointments are encouraged. You will never be turned away for care at Santa Barbara County Health Centers for your inability to pay. We have a sliding fee discount program.
Our behavioral health providers treat the entire family. We offer a full range of behavioral health services and have a comprehensive clinical staff comprised of psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychiatry, and Substance Abuse Counseling. We provided outpatient services to patients across the lifespan for a variety of mild-to-moderate behavioral health diagnoses.
People Helping People is dedicated to improving the lives of men, women and children in the Santa Ynez Valley, Los Alamos and surrounding communities by addressing emergency and basic needs, furnishing comprehensive integrated family and individual support services and acting as a catalyst for positive community change.
Health and Wellness Center at Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District (SYVUHSD). Our Vision is to provide the SYVUHSD community with education, resources and support to encourage lifelong health and wellness. Our Mission is to offer our school community equal access to on-site and on-line wellness services with the goal of achieving academic and personal success for our high school students.
The Santa Barbara Alliance for Community Transformation (SB ACT) collaborates WITH and FOR the marginalized populations of Santa Barbara, to addresses issues from homelessness to trafficking to under-resourced neighborhoods, while actively working for the betterment of their physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental health needs.
Work with teens who have been referred by the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Workshops teach teens (and adults) how to deal with their surroundings in positive, healthy ways in order to reduce violence in their schools and communities.
The Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness (BeWell) serves children who are Medi-Cal beneficiaries with serious emotional disturbance and/or substance use disorders. To obtain services, call the 24/7 ACCESS LINE, 888-868-1649 or visit our website.
The Santa Barbara County Education Office provides a wide range of programs for youth ages 0-22, including special education, college and career readiness, programs for youth at-promise, instruction in juvenile detention facilities, and child development. Our office also provides services to the 20 school districts within the county’s boundaries.
The task force is comprised of state and federal law enforcement agencies, as well as non-profit and faith-based organizations. To report a tip or to get help, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888. View the full listing to see a list of local support services.
Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics is a Federally Qualified Health Center with 8 locations in South Santa Barbara County from the Eastside of Santa Barbara to Isla Vista. Services available are Primary Medical/Dental Healthcare, Behavioral Health including Substance Use Disorder Treatment, with Medically Assisted Treatment and Confidential Family Planning and Reproductive Health Counseling. Insurance, Medi-Cal and patients with no insurance accepted. Sliding Fee Discounts available. Appointments can be made by phone, walk-ins welcome. We provide high quality, comprehensive, affordable healthcare to all people, regardless of ability to pay, in an environment that fosters respect, compassion and dignity.
Santa Barbara Response Network (SBRN) is a grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting fellow community members’ through traumatic experiences and toward resilient recovery. We respond to those affected by suicide, violence, natural disasters, and any other traumatic incidents.
The Santa Barbara Transgender Advocacy Network (SBTAN) offers support groups for youth and families; educates individuals and organizations on best practices for transgender & gender expansive clients, patients, students, congregants and families; creates and develops spaces, actions, and policies that advance the welfare of transgender and diverse gender non-conforming individuals and their families.
SBUSD has an intentional focus on creating and maintaining positive learning environments that value relationships, equity, and social-emotional growth. We aim to offer early and ongoing support to students and families using the Santa Barbara Unified School-Based Mental Health Services Referral Model. We also offer district virtual wellness resources and opportunities to encourage students, families, and staff to practice self-care in collaboration with community partners. For more information please contact your counselor, Dean (secondary 7th-12th), or Principal (elementary K-6th).
The WELL is SBCC's Student Health Services Wellness Program that provides workshops, group counseling, skill-building groups, and events around mind and body health and wellness. Student Health & Wellness Services provides registered SBCC students with Personal Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Alcohol & Drug Support Services, Community Referrals, and Medical Services. All SBCC registered students(including dual enrollment high school students) are welcome to attend The WELL workshops, groups, and events.
Special education programs are available to all eligible students with disabilities, ages birth to 21 in Santa Barbara County. SBC-SELPA is a joint powers agency that provides oversight, guidance, training and support to member local education agencies (LEAs), parents, guardians, and the community related to identifying and providing compliant, best practice Individualized Education Plan(IEP) Services to students with disabilities.
St. George Youth Center provides a safe, fun, alternative space for teens during after-school hours. The youth center is open to young people in grades 5 -12. Our goal is to create a space where all youth and teens feel safe, supported and empowered to be the best version of themselves.
Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA) empowers people through healing and social change to eliminate all forms of sexual violence. We are committed to transforming lives by providing services and education to meet the needs of our diverse community. Our services are available through non-contact methods. We offer a 24-hour hotline (805) 564-3696.