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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 for ages 0-25 and their families.

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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 SNAP – Special Needs Adaptive Program
805-452-9039
Link to a calendar of events and list of local resources offering SB Special Needs Adaptive Programs (SNAP)!
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, advocacy
Fee for Services
FREE services.
Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe, San Luis Obispo, 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
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
805-687-6065
Categories
Scholarship Fund of Santa Barbara provides scholarships to eligible students from Santa Barbara County for college, graduate, and vocational school education.
Levels of Care
advocacy
Fee for Services
FREE services.
Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
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
805-448-7469
Categories
Mental health professionals at Serenity Counseling and Psychological Services perform mental health assessments and marriage and family counseling.

Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate)
Youth Treatment Services
assessments, screening, evaluation, ACE's
Fee for Services
Fee for services.
Regions
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. Our goal is to create a space where all youth and teens feel safe, supported and empowered to be the best version of themselves.
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, recovery & aftercare
Wellness Programs for Youth
education, workshops, groups, mentoring, recreational & youth centers, tutoring & academic support, youth leadership development
Parent & Caregiver Resources
education & workshops
Resource & Referral Support
health or family advocate, resource or wellness navigator
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, crisis response & hotlines, 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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