Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA)

Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA)
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
Counseling Services
therapists, peer to peer
Therapeutic Specialties
drop-In counseling, telehealth counseling, sexual assault & dating abuse
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
Overview of Programs & Services

Counseling- 24-hour Hotline: Trained advocates are always available to provide confidential counseling and information over the phone. Survivors may receive crisis counseling over the phone or video, without an appointment. Drop-in hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

We offer long-term counseling and group counseling for survivors who have already begun healing and are interested in further exploring their feelings and relationships, or the impact of sexual violence on their lives.

Advocacy & Accompaniment - STESA advocates are available to help a survivor navigate their medical and legal options. In conjunction with our local partners, STESA can help a survivor:
- Receive medical attention related to an assault
- Make a police report
- Obtain an Emergency Protective Order
- Assess for emergency services such as, shelter, food and/or transportation
- Apply for a U-Visa or T-Visa, if appropriate
- Receive referrals for other services

School-Based Services & Programs
junior high, high school, college campus
Fee for Services
FREE services., Offer sliding-scale., Accept select insurance providers.
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley
433 E. Cañón Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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