Get information on emergency preparedness, and current status of local emergencies such as wildfires and power shutoffs, at
2-1-1 Information Line - In need of services and don't know where to turn? Just pick up the phone and call 211 (or visit
www.211santabarbaracounty.org) to find resources for food, shelter, health care, child care, domestic abuse support, counseling, and many other services for families, seniors, veterans and more. The 211 service is free, confidential, and available 24/7 in over 150 languages.
Workforce Development Board - A 29-member board, consisting of executives from local business organizations as well as public and private sector community leaders, to oversee strategic initiatives, policies and performance outcomes
Child Abuse Prevention Council - The Santa Barbara Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) is a community council with the primary purpose of coordinating Santa Barbara County's efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect
First 5 Santa Barbara County - Works in partnership with individuals and organizations throughout the county to support the health, early learning and well-being of children prenatal through age five (and their families)
KIDS Network (Santa Barbara County) - The KIDS Network was created in 1991 as a planning and advisory group reporting to the Board of Supervisors as well as a county-wide interagency collaborative dedicated to implementing comprehensive integrated services for children, youth and families
Mandated Reporter Training - Free online training from the state of California for those who are mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect (e.g. school personnel, medical professionals, mental health & social workers, law enforcement, clergy)
Our County. Our Kids. - The resource parent and kinship caregiver information, resource and support program of the Santa Barbara County Department of Social Services, Child Welfare Services Division.
Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens - Provides information for senior citizens and caregivers regarding local resources and tools to assist in their efforts to remain safe and secure in their homes and includes the Santa Barbara County Senior Resource Directory, Hiring In Home Help Guide, Emergency Assistance Guide and more
Long-Term Care Ombudsman - Investigates complaints made by or on behalf of residents of care facilities (nursing homes, residential care facilities for the elderly a.k.a board-and-care homes, and assisted living facilities.
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