Our Staff

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Rachael Steidl

Executive Director & Founder
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Elise Fields

Community Liaison & Resource Navigator
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Our Partners

ADVISORY BOARD • COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE • BEHAVIORAL HEALTH LINKAGES TEAM

ADVISORY BOARD

David Selberg,
CEO, Hospice of Santa Barbara

Geoff Green,
CEO, SBCC Foundation

Katy Bazylewicz,
VP Marketing & Population Health, Cottage Health

Megan Rheinschild,
Director, SB DA Victim Witness Assistance

Rachael Steidl,
Executive Director, YouthWell

Susan Salcido,
Superintendent, SB County Education Office


Provide oversight, build infrastructure, capacity, and pursue initial implementation. Facilitate better communication, collaboration, and transparency. Responsible for the oversight and management of the coalition including but not limited to community engagement, fiscal decision-making, strategy development and implementation.

COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE

AHA!
CADA
CALM
Carpinteria Children's Project
Casa Pacifica*  •  SAFTY
CCEC, Community Counseling and Education Center
Children's Medical Clinic
CFRS, Promotores Network
CommUnify
Cottage Center for Population Health*
DVS Domestic Violence Solutions
Evolve​ Treatment Centers
Fighting Back, Santa Maria
FSA, Family Service Agency*
Hospice of SB* & Mi Vida Mi Voz
IV Youth Projects
Koegel Autism Center, UCSB
Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization
Mental Wellness Center*
Mission Harbor Behavioral Health*
New Beginnings Counseling Center
North County Rape Crisis Center
One Community Action
Pacific Pride Foundation
Parenting Matters Consulting
People Helping People, Santa Ynez
Sanctuary Centers
Savie Health Clinic, Lompoc
SB ACT
SB CAMFT, SB CA Assoc Marriage & Family Therapists
SB County Behavioral Wellness
SB County District Attorney's Office*
SB County Sheriff’s Office
SB County Psychological Association
SBCC Foundation*
SB Neighborhood Clinics*
SB Foundation
SBPAL
Solutions In Parenting
STESA
Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation
Transitions Mental Health Assoc [T-MHA]
Towbes Foundation
United Way of SB
What Is Love
YMCA, Channel IslandsNoah’s AnchorageSt. George Teen Center

--OUR SCHOOL PARTNERS--

SB County Education Office*
Bishop Garcia Diego High School
Buellton Union School District
Carpinteria Unified School District
Crane School
Goleta Union​ School District
Homeschool Community
Hope Elementary School District
Orcutt Union School District
​SB Middle School
SB Unified School District
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District
YouthWell

SB City College, The Well
UCSB
Westmont College

*a special thank you to our youth mental health leaders


60 partnering agencies in Santa Barbara County convene quarterly including school districts, community-based organizations, providers, healthcare, law enforcement, faith communities, and caregivers. Email Info@youthwell.org if you are interested in joining the YouthWell Collaborative.
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Vision: Increase youth mental health prevention and early intervention efforts. Work towards systemic change that encourages collaboration so that we can fill the gaps and remove barriers to services for all youth and their families so that they can access the care they need in a timely manner through a warm handoff.

Mission: Prioritize prevention, and early intervention (PEI). Eliminate stigma through education and provide tools and tips for managing mental wellness and practicing self-care in order to build resilience. Simplify access and connect youth through age 25 and their families to mental health resources before the crisis.

Projects: Wellness Workshops, Resource Directory, Community Calendar, Resource Rack Cards, Our Mental Health Matters Campaign, Convene Collaborative & BHLT, and partner on multiple grants.

BHL TEAM

Alpha Resource Center
CADA
CALM
Carpinteria Children's Project
Carpinteria Union School District
Casa Pacifica, SAFTY
CenCal
CommUnify-211
Cottage Health, Pediatric Hematology
Evolve Treatment Centers
Fighting Back Santa Maria
FSA
Goleta Union School District
Healthy Lompoc
Hospice of SB - Mi Vida Mi Voz
IV Youth Projects
Lompoc Unified School District
One Community Action
SB County Behavioral Wellness - CARES
SB County Dept of Social Service (Our County Our Kids)
SB County Juvenile Probation
SBCEO - CFRS - Promotores & Resource Navigators
SB Neighborhood Clinics
SBUSD
Santa Maria Bonita School District
Santa Maria Joint Union High School District
SYV Union High School District
SYV People Helping People
Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation
Transitions Mental Health Assoc. - Central Coast Hotline
UCSB EAP
YouthWell


[BHLT] Convene monthly to educate 40+ resource navigators, probation officers, local crisis lines, and school counselors so that they are better equipped to support families. Hosted by YouthWell, SBCEO, and SB County BWell. Email education@youthwell.org if you are interested in joining the BHLT. 

Mission: Build stronger health linkages in order to foster “warm handoffs” and close the loop when referrals are made to ensure youth and caregivers access services. Increase responsible outreach to our marginalized and vulnerable communities. Share referral experiences and learn from each other. Collect anecdotal data to better understand the barriers and challenges to accessing services.

ALLCOVE COMMITTEE

Work with Stanford (Dr. Steve Adelsheim) and Santa Clara County to evaluate local viability of an integrated health care space for youth in Santa Barbara modeled after the Headspace and Foundry models...

YouthWell

Mental Wellness Center

SB Neighborhood Clinics

SBCC The Well

Zev Nathan

SB County Behavioral Health

Cottage Population Health

thank you for your support...

We are grateful for the contributions from our local foundations and our community donors!