Department of Social Services

Welcome!

We're here to help.

The Santa Barbara County Department of Social Services provides protective and supportive services aimed at keeping individuals and families in our community safe, supported and self-sufficient.

What can we help you with?

What would you like to do?

Did you know?

  • Do you need affordable health insurance coverage for 2016? See our
    Health Care Reform page to learn about your options.
  • Want more cash in your pocket? You may qualify for money from state and federal Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) when you file your taxes, even if you don't owe any income tax. You may also qualify for free tax filing and preparation.
  • Starting May 2016, children under 19 are eligible for full-scope Medi-Cal regardless of immigration status, as long as they meet the income standards. See our Medi-Cal page to learn more.
  • Can't get to our office? We hold office hours (outstations) at many other locations on a regular schedule. Find out when we'll be in your neighborhood on our Contact Us page.
  • Need help but not sure where to turn? Dial 211 or visit www.211sbco.org for help finding services: health care, child care, domestic abuse support, counseling and more.
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