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YOUTH & FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS

Resource Directory

Find youth behavioral health and wellness resources for Santa Barbara County in our directory. Expand on the information below by clicking on any of the organization's name or logo to see a full view. Visit our Community Calendar to find support groups, workshops, and more.

View LIST of CRISIS RESOURCES or contact SAFTY 888.334.2777 • ACCESS 888.868.1649 • TEXT CRISIS LINE 741741

FILTER the list, by going to the ADVANCED SEARCH which allows you to find crisis resources, filter based on the level of care, types of services, region, etc. (Search 1 category at a time for better results.) Do a broad search by AGES or BILINGUAL by selecting an icon below.

SAFTY
888-334-2777
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.
Levels of Care:
crisis resources & hotlines
Services for undocumented Individuals provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Sanctuary Centers
805-569-2785
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.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation, ACE's, anxiety, depression, substance use & addiction
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling
Services for undocumented Individuals provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
FREE services., Fee for services., Offer sliding-scale., Accept select insurance providers., Accept Medi-Cal.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
Santa Barbara Response Network
805-699-5608
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.
Levels of Care:
treatment & intervention, crisis resources & hotlines
Services for undocumented Individuals provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Santa Maria Joint Union High School District
805-922-4573
Santa Maria Joint Union High School District operates four high schools located in Santa Maria, California. Currently, 7,800 students are enrolled in this district.
Waiting List:
Yes
Services for undocumented Individuals provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Santa Ynez Tribal Health Clinic
805-688-7070
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.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention
Waiting List:
Yes
Fee for Services:
Fee for services., Accept select insurance providers., Accept Medi-Cal.
Regions:
Santa Ynez Valley
Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People
805-686-0295
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.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, crisis resources & hotlines, advocacy
Youth Treatment Services:
support groups, case management, wrap-around services
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, communication & relationship skills building, mentoring, tutoring & academic support, youth leadership development
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, parenting classes, basic needs & financial assistance
Resource & Referral Support:
educational consultant, health or family advocate, resource or wellness navigator
Services for undocumented Individuals provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Santa Ynez Valley, Other
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District
805-688-6487 x3270
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.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness
Youth Treatment Services:
support groups
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, communication & relationship skills building, job training & life skills, mentoring, recreational & youth centers, tutoring & academic support, youth leadership development
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting classes, education & workshops
Resource & Referral Support:
resource or wellness navigator
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Santa Ynez Valley
SB County Behavioral Wellness Child & Family Services
888-868-1649
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.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, crisis resources & hotlines, recovery & postvention, advocacy
Youth Treatment Services:
support groups, case management
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, communication & relationship skills building, job training & life skills, mentoring, tutoring & academic support, youth leadership development
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling
Services for undocumented Individuals provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
Accept Medi-Cal.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
SBCEO logo
805-964-4711
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.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, advocacy
Youth Treatment Services:
wrap-around services
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, communication & relationship skills building, job training & life skills
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
parenting coaching, parenting classes
Resource & Referral Support:
health or family advocate, resource or wellness navigator, community health educators
Services for undocumented Individuals provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
SBCPA Logo
Search our database of over 120 licensed psychologists. Results can be filtered by insurance, style of treatment, and areas treated.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, recovery & postvention
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
therapy-counseling
Fee for Services:
Fee for services., Offer sliding-scale., Accept select insurance providers.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc
SB Neighborhood Clinics
844-594-0343
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.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, recovery & postvention, advocacy
Youth Treatment Services:
drug testing, detox program, case management, wrap-around services
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, other
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
therapy-counseling, education & workshops, basic needs & financial assistance
Resource & Referral Support:
resource or wellness navigator, community health educators
Services for undocumented Individuals provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
Fee for services., Offer sliding-scale., Accept select insurance providers., Accept Medi-Cal.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
SB Police Activities League
805-962-5560
Categories:
The Santa Barbara Police Activities League (PAL) strives to build positive mentoring relationships between teens, the police department, and members of the community through educational, athletic, and leadership development programs.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, mentoring, recreational & youth centers, tutoring & academic support, youth leadership development
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
education & workshops
Waiting List:
Yes
Services for undocumented Individuals provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta
SB Rescue Mission
805-966-1316
Categories:
The Santa Barbara Rescue Mission is a ministry of Christian people bringing physical, emotional, educational and spiritual resources to all who struggle with homelessness and addiction.
Levels of Care:
treatment & intervention, crisis resources & hotlines, recovery & postvention
Youth Treatment Services:
substance use & addiction
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Maria & Guadalupe, Ventura County
SB Transgender Advocacy Network
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.
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups
Services for undocumented Individuals provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
SB Unified School District
805-963-4338
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).
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness
Youth Treatment Services:
support groups
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, communication & relationship skills building, job training & life skills, mentoring, recreational & youth centers, tutoring & academic support, youth leadership development, other
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, parenting classes, education & workshops, basic needs & financial assistance
Resource & Referral Support:
resource or wellness navigator
Waiting List:
Yes
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta
SBCAMFT – CA Assoc of Marriage & Family Therapists
Use the SBCAMFT directory to find licensed therapists with various specialties.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, recovery & postvention
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
therapy-counseling
Fee for Services:
Fee for services., Offer sliding-scale., Accept select insurance providers.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc
SBCC The WELL & Student Health Services
805-730-4098
Categories:
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.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, crisis resources & hotlines, advocacy
Youth Treatment Services:
support groups, case management
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, communication & relationship skills building
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups
Resource & Referral Support:
resource or wellness navigator
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta
SELPA – SB County Special Education Local Plan Area
805-683-1424
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.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation, ACE's, students with disabilities
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
St. George Youth Center
805-685-9170
Categories:
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.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, recovery & postvention
Wellness Programs for Youth:
mentoring, recreational & youth centers, tutoring & academic support, youth leadership development
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA)
805-963-6832
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.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, crisis resources & hotlines, recovery & postvention, advocacy
Youth Treatment Services:
support groups, case management, wrap-around services
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, communication & relationship skills building
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling, education & workshops
Resource & Referral Support:
health or family advocate, resource or wellness navigator, community health educators
Fee for Services:
FREE services., Offer sliding-scale., Accept select insurance providers.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley

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