Parents & Caregivers

AA • ALATEEN • AL-ANON • NA
805-899-8302
Support Groups are available for both teens and parents each serving a different purpose… Alateen, Al-Anon, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous
Levels of Care:
recovery & postvention
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe, San Luis Obispo, Ventura County
AHA!
805-770-7200
AHA! equips teenagers, educators, and parents with social and emotional intelligence to dismantle apathy, prevent despair, and interrupt hate-based behavior.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, communication & relationship skills building, job training & life skills, mentoring, recreational & youth centers, youth leadership development
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, education & workshops
Fee for Services:
FREE services., Offer sliding-scale., We don't take insurance.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
Bridge Clinic – SB Neighborhood Clinics
805-324-8336
The Bridge Clinic of Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics (SBNC) serves patients with substance use disorders and a desire for treatment, with no unstable medical, psychiatric, or behavioral symptoms or problems that would require a higher level of care than an outpatient setting.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, crisis resources & hotlines, recovery & postvention
Youth Treatment Services:
drug testing, detox program, substance use & addiction, case management
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
therapy-counseling
Resource & Referral Support:
health or family advocate, resource or wellness navigator
Services for undocumented Individuals provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
Fee for services., Offer sliding-scale., Accept select insurance providers., Accept Medi-Cal.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta
CA Family Urgent Response System [Cal-FURS]
833-939-3877
Cal-FURS is for current and former foster youth and their caregivers. Designed to provide immediate (24/7), trauma-informed support when they need it. Prevent placement moves. Preserve the relationship between the child or youth and their caregiver. Provide a trauma-informed alternative for families who previously resorted to calling 911 or law enforcement. Reduce hospitalizations, law enforcement contacts, and placement in out-of-home facilities. Promote healing as a family. Improve retention of current foster caregivers. Promote stability for youth in foster care, including youth in extended foster care.
Levels of Care:
crisis resources & hotlines
Resource & Referral Support:
resource or wellness navigator
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
CADA – Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse
805-730-7575
CADA offers Prevention, Education, & Treatment of Substance Use Disorders for youth and families. Resources and support are available for children, adolescents, parents, and families through counseling, therapy, and education.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, crisis resources & hotlines
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation, support groups, drug testing, substance use & addiction, intensive out-patient program (IOP), case management
Wellness Programs for Youth:
mentoring
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, parenting classes, education & workshops, parinatal & postpartum
Resource & Referral Support:
health or family advocate
Services for undocumented Individuals provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
FREE services., Accept select insurance providers., Accept Medi-Cal.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
CALM
(805) 965-2376
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.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation, support groups
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, parenting classes, parinatal & postpartum
Services for undocumented Individuals provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
FREE services., Offer sliding-scale., Accept Medi-Cal.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Carpinteria Children’s Project
805-566-1600
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.

Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, crisis resources & hotlines, advocacy
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, parenting classes, education & workshops, basic needs & financial assistance, legal services, parinatal & postpartum
Resource & Referral Support:
educational consultant, health or family advocate, resource or wellness navigator, community health educators
Fee for Services:
FREE services., Fee for services.
Regions:
Carpinteria
Carpinteria Unified School District
(805) 684-4511
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.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation, wrap-around services
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
Resource & Referral Support:
resource or wellness navigator
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Carpinteria
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families
805-366-4040
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.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, crisis resources & hotlines, recovery & postvention
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation, intensive out-patient program (IOP), partial hospitalization program (PHP), residential treatment center (RTC), wrap-around services
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, parenting classes
Fee for Services:
Fee for services., Accept select insurance providers., Accept Medi-Cal.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe, Ventura County
Children & Family Resource Services
(805) 964-4711 x4453
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.



Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, advocacy
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation, wrap-around services
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, communication & relationship skills building
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
parenting coaching, parenting classes, education & workshops, parinatal & postpartum
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
Community Counseling and Education Center (CCEC)
805-962-3363
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.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, recovery & postvention
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
therapy-counseling
Waiting List:
Yes
Fee for Services:
Offer sliding-scale., We don't take insurance.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
Cottage Residential Center
805-569-7422
Cottage Health, through partnership with physicians and our communities, is recognized as a California leader in quality care, safety, patient experience, transparency, cost effectiveness, and community health.
Levels of Care:
treatment & intervention
Youth Treatment Services:
detox program, substance use & addiction, intensive out-patient program (IOP), residential treatment center (RTC)
Fee for Services:
Fee for services.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
(805) 349-2255
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 Education services and a Sliding scale for counseling
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation, substance use & addiction
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, job training & life skills, mentoring, youth leadership development
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
therapy-counseling
Fee for Services:
Fee for services., Offer sliding-scale., Accept select insurance providers.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Family Service Agency (FSA)
805-965-1001
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.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, advocacy
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation, case management
Wellness Programs for Youth:
mentoring
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, parenting classes, education & workshops, basic needs & financial assistance
Resource & Referral Support:
health or family advocate
Services for undocumented Individuals provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
FREE services., Offer sliding-scale., Accept select insurance providers., Accept Medi-Cal.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Family Therapy Institute of SB
805-882-2400 x115
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.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention
Fee for Services:
Fee for services., Offer sliding-scale., Accept select insurance providers.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley
805-346-1774
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.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, advocacy
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation, drug testing, case management
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, communication & relationship skills building, mentoring, tutoring & academic support, youth leadership development
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
parenting classes, education & workshops, basic needs & financial assistance
Services for undocumented Individuals provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Santa Maria & Guadalupe
805-966-5100
Full Spectrum Recovery and Counseling is an outpatient treatment clinic in Santa Barbara. We are known for our cutting-edge and effective approach to treating substance use and behavioral addictions. In addition to our expertise in addiction treatment, our staff also specializes in coaching for life enhancement as well as the treatment of mental health issues. These issues not only co-occur with addictions but also exist in their own accord, such as depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Levels of Care:
treatment & intervention, recovery & postvention
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation
Wellness Programs for Youth:
communication & relationship skills building
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
therapy-counseling
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Goleta Union School District
805-681-1200 x2242 – Pupil Services
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.
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
education & workshops
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Other
805- 242-2175
Good Heart Recovery is a full-service outpatient alcohol and drug rehab & mental health treatment center located in Santa Barbara, California.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, recovery & postvention
Youth Treatment Services:
anxiety, bipolar, depression, PTSD, substance use & addiction, intensive out-patient program (IOP)
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching
Fee for Services:
Fee for services., Accept select insurance providers.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Hope Counseling Center
805-681-7384
Hope Counseling Center is a non-profit organization staffed by professionally trained and licensed therapists in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy and Clinical Psychology. We are dedicated to the values of love, integrity, respect, acceptance and growth. We combine professional and clinical competence with faith-based wisdom, warmth and compassion to bring hope and healing to the many adults, children, couples, and families we serve.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention
Fee for Services:
FREE services., Offer sliding-scale., Accept select insurance providers., Accept Medi-Cal.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley
Hosford Counseling Clinic at UCSB
805-893-8064
The Hosford Counseling and Psychological Services Clinic at UCSB provides low-cost psychotherapy, counseling, and assessment services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
therapy-counseling
Services for undocumented Individuals provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
Fee for services., Offer sliding-scale., We don't take insurance.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Hospice of Santa Barbara
805-563-8820
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.
Levels of Care:
treatment & intervention
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling
Resource & Referral Support:
resource or wellness navigator
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
Isla Vista Youth Projects, Family Resource Center
805-685-6900
IVYP mitigates the effects of poverty, racism and trauma by providing high-quality, trauma-informed child care, comprehensive, culturally sensitive family support, and visionary community leadership.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
parenting classes, basic needs & financial assistance
Resource & Referral Support:
health or family advocate
Services for undocumented Individuals provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Just Communities
805-966-2063
Just Communities envisions and equitable and inclusive Central Coast where all people are connected, respected, and valued. We advance justice by building leadership, fostering change, and dismantling all forms of prejudice, discrimination, and oppression. Just communities CAN DO! Program supports and amplifies youth efforts in creating real and meaningful change for social justice through their ideas and visions; to increase the education and awareness of youth leaders and their peers; and to prepare members to become effective youth and civic leaders and facilitators in their schools, community, and other Just Communities programs. Additionally, Just Communities provides Family Programs which serve to address topics such as Implicit Bias, Equitable & Effective Education, Langauge Justice, and Culturally Relevant Curriculum while offering spaces for families to be heard, respected, and valued.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, recovery & postvention
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Maria & Guadalupe, Ventura County
Mental Wellness Center
805-884-8440
For more than 70 years, the Mental Wellness Center has been building hope for individuals and families, providing support in recovery and raising awareness of mental health within the Santa Barbara community.

The Mental Wellness Center provides mental health education to local students, a residential services program which safely provides a home to more than 100 community members across seven residential sites, and serves individuals & families impacted by mental illness through support groups, employment services and social connection programs like the Fellowship Club, an on-site social day club and safe space with resources for those living with mental health challenges.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, advocacy
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, youth leadership development
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups
Resource & Referral Support:
health or family advocate
Waiting List:
Yes
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe