Santa Barbara County Information & Resources for Children & Families

Family Urgent Response System

For Access to Behavioral Health Services or the Crisis Line
CalHOPE Warm Line

Children’s Mental Health Services

Virtual Support Services

Become A Resource Family
Family Resource Centers
Foster & Kinship Care Education (FKCE) Allan Hancock College
Kinship Navigator
Angels Foster Care Agency
Car Seat Program
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Tri-Counties Regional Center
County Office of Education
Office of Education- Foster Youth Resources
Covid-19 Resources
Home Internet Service Free – $23/month
Free Tutoring Services For Foster Youth

211 Resources Supporting Your LGBTQ Youth
Resources for Non-Black Caregivers
Resources for Kinship Caregivers
ICWA Resources
Stanford Sierra Youth & Families Support Groups
California Foster Care Ombudsperson

Department of Behavioral Health
Crisis Hotlines
LGBTQ Resources
Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC)

Child Care
Children’s Resource & Referral of Santa Barbara County
Early Head Start

California Provider Helpline (For Foster & Kinship Parents!) 1-833-99YOUTH (999-6884)
Alliance for Children’s Rights
Kinship Navigator
CAC Foster & Kinship Newsletters


Bringing the Caregiver Voice to the State

California’s caregivers have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in statewide policy discussion & formation. Policymakers and decision-makers want to know what supports the retention and recruitment of quality family homes for the state’s most vulnerable children. You can add your voice by becoming a member of California Alliance of Caregivers for updates, events, and leadership opportunities and

Parents & Caregivers for Wellness

    • Increase Access to Appropriate, Individualized Care
    • Improve Quality and Effectiveness of Care
    • Encourage Greater Collaboration Among Child-Serving Agencies and Providers
    • Promote Engagement of Parents & Caregivers


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