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The 24-Hour Toll Free Access Line at (888) 868-1649 is available to determine your need and eligibility for services. If appropriate, Access staff will refer you to the proper clinical team for further assessment. Entry into the programs listed below begins with the Access Line.
Children’s Mental Health Services Sites (Clinics) provide mental health services to children, young adults and their families. Based in Santa Maria, Lompoc and Santa Barbara, clinics serve clients with serious emotional or behavioral disorders.
CARES (Crisis and Recovery Emergency Services) consolidates crisis stabilization, intake, mobile crisis response, and access to service for mental health and alcohol and drug emergencies. Staffed by mental health professionals, CARES provides crisis support on a 24/7 basis, serves children and adults, and works closely with the SAFTY program.
Early Childhood Mental Health Services are geared toward children aged 0-5 and their families. ECMHS provide in-home support, health and development screening, parent education and skills training, infant parent psychotherapy, advocacy, resources and referrals, postpartum support groups and father outreach.
Individual Network Providers are licensed mental health professionals providing short-term outpatient individual, family, and group therapy for those with less severe mental disorders .
HOPE and Intensive In-Home Programs help families solve problems, mainly in their home environment, through interventions that include stress management, building communication and parenting skills, and additional behavioral methods. HOPE provides these services in foster home and extended family home placements.
Inpatient Services are provided to individuals requiring hospitalization for psychiatric conditions.
The Juvenile Justice Mental Health Services unit serves youth in the Santa Barbara County Juvenile Probation institutions, including juvenile hall, the Los Prietos Boys Camp, and the Los Prietos Academy. JJMHS staff also conduct evaluations for the juvenile court and provide outpatient psychotherapy for Probation youth.
SAFTY (Safe Alternatives for Treating Youth) is a mobile crisis response program for children, youth and families experiencing psychiatric crisis available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
SB163 Wraparound seeks to return children and youth in group home care to their communities or to help children at imminent risk of placement to remain in their homes.
SPIRIT is a “Wraparound” program that provides a family-focused, strength-based, individualized service to help children and their families meet needs through natural community supports or through the mental health system of care. SPIRIT staff ensure that care is available 24/7 to keep youth and families stable and safe.
School-Based Services offer prevention and early intervention mental health services to students in certain public schools experiencing emotional and/or behavioral difficulties.
Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) provides a short-term, strength-based, behavioral-focused service that works with a child, caregivers and the primary mental health provider to address behaviors that put a child at risk for a higher level of care.
Transition-Age Youth Mental Health Programs (Ages 16-25)
Lompoc Assertive Community Treatment - TAY is a multidisciplinary team providing housing assistance, supported employment and education, vocational skills enhancement, medication support, counseling, peer support and social skills development within the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) framework
New Heights assists transition-age youth in making the successful transition into adulthood by offering an array of recovery-focused services, including mental health treatment, employment and education support and referrals, socialization support, and linkage to other service providers and community resources .
Prevention/Early Intervention Services for Transition-Age Youth provides early screening and treatment services for individuals experiencing the onset of a psychotic illness and/or those diagnosed with psychosis or other serious mental illness within the past 12 months. The program also provides outreach and education to the community by developing networks with those who can serve as “early identifiers.”