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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CFRS is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) under the umbrella of the Santa Barbara County Education Office. We have three programs within our department:
Welcome Every Baby/Family Connects (WEB/FC) is an evidenced-based community-wide nurse home visitation program for parents of newborns and is inclusive of all income and socioeconomic levels. The visits assess maternal/newborn health and psychosocial status, provide parent education, and lactation support and a warm handoff to community services.
Health Linkages provides dental screening, oral health education and fluoride varnishes to low-income children in targeted subsidized preschool, childcare and elementary school programs in Santa Barbara County. The orthodontia program also provides braces for middle school youth in specific communities and schools.
Health screenings and social support services are offered to early childhood education and care programs. Access to health care is made available to community members of all ages through Medi-Cal enrollment and health navigation assistance.
Santa Barbara County Promotores Network operates under the CFRS department by providing staffing and infrastructure support to connect promotores with agencies and programs designed to support and advocate for healthy communities through outreach, education, policy change and linking resources. They are Spanish speaking members of the Latinx community who understand and respect the traditional beliefs of their community and help agencies integrate these cultural beliefs in their programs and services.
Coast Valley Substance Abuse Treatment Center (SATC) is an out-patient program offering a variety of counseling and drug testing services to adults and adolescents in Santa Barbara County. Coast Valley SATC is certified by the State Department of Healthcare Services and offers services in Santa Maria and Lompoc.
Community Counseling and Education Center (CCEC) offers sliding-scale, bilingual mental health counseling to adults, children, teens, couples, and families. Please visit our website to schedule a phone intake appointment.
Community Health Centers (CHC) Behavioral Health Department continues to champion the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health needs of our patients and community.
Services of the integrated care model include:
- Individual Counseling
- Group & Family Counseling
- Medication Management
- Support Groups
Cottage Health is a not-for-profit hospital system that includes Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Cottage Children's Medical Center, Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital, Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, Urgent Care Centers and Cottage Virtual Care - Virtual Visits.
Domestic Violence Solutions (DVS) for Santa Barbara County’s mission is to provide safety, shelter, and support for individuals and families affected by domestic violence and collaborate with community partners to raise awareness regarding the cause, prevalence, and impact.
DVS is Santa Barbara County’s only full-service provider of 24-hour emergency shelter and services for survivors of domestic violence. We welcome all survivors regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or citizenship status.
Making Communities a Better Place to Live in! Dragonfly Warriors is a multicultural and community-based volunteer organization with an active presence in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara. We are dedicated to building healthier relationships, families, and communities which are free from all kinds of sexual, domestic as well as interpersonal violence. With our five distinct departments, we deliver services of emergency, intervention, prevention, education and advocacy in order to achieve our mission of a violence-free society.
We are dedicated to helping women, men, and adolescents gain the personal insight and skills that will allow them to identify and resolve their eating disorder behaviors. Linda Wells, LCSW specializes in group therapy for eating disorders, eating disorder recovery, and adult & adolescent therapy
Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA) is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their eating disorders. People can and do fully recover from having an eating disorder. In EDA, we help one another identify and claim milestones of recovery.
Elements Counseling Group offers a wide arrange of services, including: Individual, Couples, Families, Groups, Psycho-education & Youth Empowerment Workshops.
We offer flat rates for all Groups and Educational Services and a sliding scale for counseling
We offer the highest caliber of evidence-based treatment for teens, 12 to 17 years old, who struggle with mental health, substance abuse, and/or behavioral issues. Evolve offers a full continuum of care, including Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Partial Hospitalization (PHP), and Residential Treatment Centers (RTC).
Family Care Network, Inc. (FCNI) is a Community-Based Organization, serving San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara counties through multiple programs designed to strengthen and preserve families and individuals impacted by trauma related to abuse, neglect, homelessness, chronic poverty and/or unmet mental health needs. Programs are delivered in partnership with public and private agencies and the community.
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.
For the past 30+ years, FTI has provided affordable counseling on a sliding scale fee basis for individual, couples, families, and children in Santa Barbara County. Our mission is to make families of all incomes, ethnic backgrounds, and sizes, safe, healthy and loving environments for children, and to teach adults skills of communication and conflict resolution to make their relationships more productive and satisfying.
Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley's mission is: "To partner with members of the community to achieve resiliency against substance use, reductions in violence, and promote a healthy and safe environment for our youth and families." We do this by establishing relationships not only with the youth and families we work with but also all our community stakeholders.
Full Spectrum Recovery and Counseling is an outpatient treatment clinic known for our cutting-edge and effective approach to treating substance use and behavioral addictions. Our staff also specializes in coaching for life enhancement as well as the treatment of mental health issues.
In service to community, Future Leaders of America provides high school youth with leadership training, educational experiences, and promotes the personal development of youth and families, for the purpose of fostering a greater awareness and participation in responsible leadership in a global and democratic society.
Girls Inc. of Carpinteria offers after school enrichment programs, summer day camps, college bound programs in STEM, empowerment workshops, and programming on literacy and healthy sexuality with Carpinteria Unified School District.
Through after-school and summer enrichment programs serving girls in grades TK-12, the Girls Inc. Experience equips girls and teens to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent.
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 psychologists, community liaisons, nurses, school social worker as well as other specialists available.