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- 211 Santa Barbara County
Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to a specialist for personalized assistance. Free, Confidential, 24/7. Available in multiple languages. If out of the area or unable to connect, try 800-400-1572.
- Santa Barbara Public Library page: Basic Needs Resources
A local resource list tailored specifically for people experiencing homelessness.
- City of Santa Barbara: Affordable Housing
Local housing resources for many different types of housing needs, from supportive and workforce housing to emergency and senior housing. See PATH Santa Barbara for emergency hotel vouchers.
- Common Ground Santa Barbara
Housing and community resources.
- Unity Shop Programs
Provides food, clothing, and other resources. Applicants will need photo Identification, verification of income, rent receipt, and proof of address.
Call: (805) 965-4122 or (800) 252-8542 Toll Free.
Visit: 1401 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 12 PM – 5:00 PM
Visit the SBCC EOPS office for on-campus help getting a referral for this program.
- National Center for Homeless Education: California
California statistics on children experiencing homelessness.
- New Beginnings Safe Parking Program
We provide confidential, daily-monitored parking places for those who are living in their vehicles because they do not have sufficient income to provide for their basic need of affordable housing.
- Kidsdata.org: Children in Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara County statistics on community indicators for children, including hunger and homelessness.
- Anti-Defamation League
The Anti-Defamation League’s Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties Office serves Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties, combating all forms of hatred and bigotry. We handle victim complaints of all forms of discrimination.
- Just Communities of Santa Barbara
A Santa Barbara organization that works to ensure that Central Coast schools, organizations, and communities are places of opportunity, not places of limitation.