Parents & Caregivers

Miles of
988, 911, 211, & Crisis Lines
988
View a complete List of Local, State, and National help lines, and local hospitals. Click on the hotline logo to view the list.
Levels of Care
crisis response & hotlines
Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
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
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
Parent & Caregiver Resources
support groups, education & workshops
Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
805-683-2145
Alpha provides services and supports for families who have children with intellectual and similar developmental disabilities or who may be at risk of developmental delay and other special needs.
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, advocacy
Parent & Caregiver Resources
support groups, education & workshops
Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Anxiety Experts
805-705-0614
Offering treatment of anxiety-based disorders including panic, social phobia, school refusal, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).
Levels of Care
treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), recovery & aftercare
Parent & Caregiver Resources
parenting classes
Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Ventura County
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
Parent & Caregiver Resources
therapy-counseling
Regions
Santa Barbara-Goleta
CADA – Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse
805-730-7575
Parenting Helpline • 805-456-1234 • M-F: 1-4pm W: 5-8pm. Confidential, free-of-charge helpline parents can call for support and expert advice including referrals to treatment services. 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 (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Parent & Caregiver Resources
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, parenting classes, education & workshops
Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Cal-FURS – CA Family Urgent Response System
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 response & hotlines
Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
California Counseling Clinics
805-586-2400
We offer long-term therapy, brief therapy, group therapy, psychological assessments,
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Social Anxiety and Solution-Focused Single Session therapy.
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate)
Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
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
Parent & Caregiver Resources
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, parenting classes, education & workshops
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
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
Parent & Caregiver Resources
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, parenting classes, education & workshops
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
Parent & Caregiver Resources
therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, parenting classes
Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe, Ventura County
Casa Serena Treatment Programs For Women
805-966-1260
Substance use and mental health treatment to help women and their families recover from addiction by providing evidence-based treatment services while building community, instilling self-determination, and empowering them with educational opportunities and financial literacy.
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, recovery & postvention
Parent & Caregiver Resources
support groups
Regions
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Catholic Charities
805-643-4694 (ext. 303)
Catholic Charities provides hunger and homeless prevention services for low-income families and individuals throughout Santa Barbara County, including 3 food pantries and several food distribution sites. Other services offered include case management, financial assistance, material services and individual and family counseling services. The Thrifty Shopper thrift stores in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria provide clients with free clothing and household goods.
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness
Parent & Caregiver Resources
basic needs & financial assistance
Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe, Ventura County
CenCal Health
(805) 685-9525
CenCal Health is the Medi-Cal Managed Care Health Plan for Santa Barbara County's low income residents. Medi-Cal ensures that children and adults with limited income and resources can receive medical, mental, and behavioral health services at little or no cost. CenCal HEALTH members have access to services addressing mild to moderate mental health challenges and substance use.
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness
Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
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
Parent & Caregiver Resources
parenting coaching, parenting classes, education & workshops
Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Coast Valley Substance Abuse Treatment Centers
805-739-1512
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.
Levels of Care
treatment & intervention, recovery & postvention
Regions
Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Community Counseling and Education Center (CCEC)
805-962-3363
El Centro Comunitario de Consejeria (CCEC) ofrece consejería de salud mental bilingüe de escala móvil para adultos, niños, adolescentes, parejas y familias. Visite nuestro sitio web para programar una cita de admisión por teléfono.

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.
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate)
Parent & Caregiver Resources
therapy-counseling
Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
Cottage Residential Center
805-569-7422
Cottage Health provides voluntary treatment of acute psychiatric crises, mental health counseling, and the most up-to-date, effective, and dignified treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction.
Levels of Care
treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), recovery & aftercare
Parent & Caregiver Resources
support groups
Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Maria & Guadalupe, San Luis Obispo
Dietician/Nutritionist: Jennifer Tasca
Jenni Tasca is a Registered Dietician that works with individuals to create and foster a healthy relationship with food and the body.
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), recovery & aftercare
Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
Dietician/Nutritionist: JHN Nutrition
805-448-8461
Julie Hayes-Nadler is a Registered Dietician-Nutritionist helping people achieve optimal well being through sustainable diet and lifestyle changes.
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), recovery & aftercare
Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Elements Counseling Center
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 Educational Services and a sliding scale for counseling
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention
Parent & Caregiver Resources
therapy-counseling
Regions
Lompoc, 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, advocacy
Parent & Caregiver Resources
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, parenting classes, education & workshops, basic needs & financial assistance
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
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
Parent & Caregiver Resources
parenting classes, education & workshops, basic needs & financial assistance
Regions
Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Full Spectrum Recovery
805-966-5100
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.
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
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
Parent & Caregiver Resources
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching
Regions
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Goodwill
805-981-0130
Goodwill Industries of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties offers no-cost programs designed to help youth gain the skills and training needed to build a successful future.
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness
Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe