CALM utilizes a variety of trauma-informed, evidence-based programs and services that effectively treat child abuse and promote healing, as well as programs successful in preventing childhood trauma through family strengthening and support. Services are provided to all in both Spanish and English, at a sliding scale or free of charge if needed; no one is turned away due to inability to pay.
Healthy families. Successful children. Strong community. It takes a village to raise a child, and the Carpinteria Children’s Project aims to coordinate the efforts in the village so that all families and children are healthy and successful. We are the coordinating hub of the Thrive Carpinteria Partner Network, a formal partnership of early childhood education and social services providers who serve families as a team. Even with the network, there are some gaps in services in Carpinteria, and so the Carpinteria Children’s Project provides direct services in early childhood education and family support. When other gaps in available services arise, we reach out to other resources in the county to fill them.
The Carpinteria Unified School District, in partnership with the community and parents, believes that all students can learn and are capable of being successful in our diverse society. We are committed to providing a quality educational program in a caring, positive environment which promotes self-esteem and mutual respect. CUSD provides comprehensive child and adolescent mental health services that are child and family centered, culturally sensitive, and strengths based. Services are offered at schools and in the community to ensure greatest access.
Casa Pacifica provides an array of Mental health services for youth within Santa Barbara County and Ventura County. Casa Pacifica offers adolescent and family services designed to treat victims of abuse and neglect, substance abuse, homelessness, and other behavioral and mental health issues. Our Camarillo, Santa Barbara, and Santa Maria offices work with more than 2,100 of the most vulnerable children and their families annually.
Community Counseling and Education Center (CCEC) offers sliding-scale, bilingual mental health counseling to adults, children, teens, adults, couples, and families. Please visit our website to schedule a phone intake appointment.
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.
The District serves 3,571 elementary students (K-6) in nine schools. 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 psychologist, community liaisons, nurses, school social worker as well as other specialists available. Four schools receive schoolwide Title I support, three schools host District transitional kindergartens, and three state preschools are located at District facilities. In addition the District runs the Learning Tree Preschool, which enrolls special education students and general preschool students. We also have a dual-language program offering academic instruction in Spanish at one of our schools. GUSD is a great school community!
Hope School District serves students in TK through 6th grade at three schools, Hope Elementary, Vieja Valley Elementary, and Monte Vista Elementary. Students in our district are offered a variety of wellness resources and support.
Our mission is to care for anyone experiencing the impact of serious illness or grieving the death of a loved one. We offer individual GRIEF COUNSELING for adults and children, support groups and care management services, free of charge. Hablamos español. Wait time for an appointment varies so it is best to call for current status.
Pacific Pride Foundation proudly provides services to the HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ+ communities of Santa Barbara County. All of our programs are free or low-cost at our locations in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria. Affordable counseling is available online via teletherapy for LGBTQ+ individuals, individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and their partners, family, and friends.
PathPoint’s Counseling Center therapists provide conﬁdential counseling to assist you throughout the many stages of your life. Highly-trained, licensed therapists and supervised associates provide individualized, strength-based services. We support children, adolescents and adults in managing and reducing symptoms more eﬀectively, strengthening life skills, and integrating into the community. PathPoint contracts with a number of insurance options (CenCal MediCal and referrals from The Holman Group) and also accepts private pay.
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.
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.
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.
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).