Community Supports

Department of Social Services (Santa Barbara County)

Learn more about the department of social services, food assistance, Medi-Cal/health coverage, and job services in Santa Barbara county!

Food Bank Resources

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious foods via local agencies and providing education to solve hunger and nutrition problems in Santa Barbara County.

CalFresh

CalFresh (also known as Food Stamps or SNAP) helps people with limited income buy healthy food. Learn what you need to do in order to apply and receive CalFresh!

Volunteering 101

Learn about the importance of volunteering, plus several VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES near you!

Community Awareness

Being involved in one's community is an important way to help out, get to know people, and learn more about where you live! Learn more about the things you can do near you!

Foster Club

Being placed in foster care can be a chaotic and anguishing experience for a young person. FosterClub is dedicated to providing a peer support network for children and youth in foster care. Further, we believe that the experiences young people have in foster care place them in a position to effect change within the system, inform and motivate their peers, build public awareness and create public will for improved care for abused and neglected children.

California Youth Connection

California Youth Connection was founded in 1988 by a group of foster youth and supportive adults to provide a vehicle for California foster youth to learn leadership and advocacy skills and to engage directly with policymakers to improve the foster care system. Founded on the model of youth empowerment, CYC maintains a dual focus on policy and youth development.  

Public Libraries

Libraries are a great source of learning: they provide information and entertainment resources, web site indexes, databases, and more! Check out your local library today.

Additional Resources

 
          
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