Department of Social Services

Resources and Links

  • 211 Information Line
  • Allan Hancock College - Community college in Lompoc and Santa Maria, California 
  • California Department of Health Care Services - State oversight and administration of the health care safety net for low income Californians as well as persons with disabilities
  • California Department of Social Services - State oversight and administration of programs serving California's most vulnerable residents
  • CenCal Health - Administers the Medi-Cal program for residents of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties
  • 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
  • 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
  • Children's Resource and Referral of Santa Barbara County - Primary source of information and support to help parents make the selection of child care a smooth process
  • Covered California - California's health benefit exchange and marketplace for Californians to obtain health insurance beginning January 2014
  • Employment Development Department - For information related to statewide employment
  • 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)
  • Independent Living Program (ILP) - ILP is a dynamic program designed to assist foster youth prepare for their initial years of living on their own
  • 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
  • Santa Barbara City College - Community college in Santa Barbara, California
  • Santa Barbara County Child Care Planning Council - State mandated and operating under the authority of the Board of Supervisors and the County Superintendent of Schools to plan and coordinate early care and education services
  • Social Security Administration - Apply online for disability, medicare, retirement benefits
  • TrustLine - California's registry of in-home child care providers who have been cleared through a fingerprint check of records through the California Department of Justice
  • Workforce Investment 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
  • Workforce Resource Centers - One-stop employment connection


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