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COVID-19 Resources for Santa Barbara County

Coping Through the Coronavirus Crisis:

Like all healthcare professionals, members of the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association have been continuing to provide services to their clients and the community during this unprecedented time of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This has been a strange and worrying time for everyone, which has impacted every aspect of our lives, including our mental health. We are facing a situation with higher potential disruption and strain on all of our resources than has been seen in most of our lifetimes. The risk is significant especially to the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions, and emotional risks higher for those with anxiety or depression already. It is normal for all of us to feel stressed, irritable, frustrated, or impatient at this time. As psychologists, though, we try to reduce unnecessary anxieties by pointing out that danger may be easily distorted in our minds, and that decisions or reactions made while feeling panicky are unlikely to be helpful, even when there is some real risk around us. For example, it is important to keep in mind that when people follow precautions and stay at home the risk of disease drops significantly. And finally, try to keep in mind that this is a time-limited situation and we will come out the other side. click for more.


United Way Santa Barbara:

COVID-19 Resources for SBCPA Members

Covid19 Resource Web Page (updated frequently) from our US Congress Representative Salud Carbajal, includes Small Business CARES Act and Economic Recovery:

Call Centers

Santa Barbara County Coronavirus Bilingual Call Center

(833) 688-5551

Santa Barbara County Coronavirus Multi-Resource Page and Call Center

Call: 2-1-1

Santa Barbara County Community Wellness Team

(888) 868-1649

SBRN Helpline in Spanish

(805) 699-5608

Suicide Prevention Resource Center


Other Resources

Access & Functional Needs  |  Assistance for Homeless  |  Financial  |  Food  |  Health  |  Housing  |  Medical  |  Undocumented Assistance/Spanish Speakers  |  Utility Services

Access and Functional Needs

Independent Living Resource Center

(805) 963-0595

In-home support services
Santa Barbara (805) 681-4550
Santa Maria (805) 346-8303
Lompoc (805) 737-6020

Assistance for Homeless

Santa Barbara County Housing and Community Development (HCD)

PATH (People Assisting the Homeless)

(805) 884-0171

CLUE Santa Barbara (Interfaith community leaders)

Santa Barbara Rescue Mission

(805) 966-1316

Freedom Warming Centers


Santa Barbara Street Medicine

(805) 455-4234


United Way of Santa Barbara County + Santa Barbara Foundation
(805) 965-8591

Another Round, Another Rally Emergency Assistance
$500 relief grants. Workers in the hospitality industry

Tax Information
(805) 564-7555

California Franchise Tax Board 
(800) 852-5711

Loss of Wages (tutorial)
Santa Barbara (805) 568-1296
Santa Maria (805) 863-9300

Small Business Assistance 
(800) 659-2955

(866) 613-3777

Restaurant workers affected/diagnosed with COVID-19 
(800) 765-4842


Foodbank of Santa Barbara County 
(805) 967-5741

Organic Soup Kitchen 
(805) 364-2790

(800) 281-9799

Community Action Commission 
(805) 964-8857
Free senior meals

Santa Barbara County Education Office 
Free food for children available at school sites. 
(805) 964-4711

Isla Vista Youth Projects 
(805) 869-3303
Food pantry access by appointment

United Boys & Girls Club
Free food pickup 
(805) 962-2382


Santa Barbara County Public Health Department 
(833) 688-5551


California Department of Public Health

(916) 558-1784


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

(800) 232-4636


(800) 621-3362

Mindful Heart

Relaxation Meditation for Elders

Housing Assistance

Federal Foreclosure Moratorium

*Homeowners must contact their mortgage company.

Home Mortgage Assistance

Bank of America mortgage forbearance

(800) 669-6650

Medical (I feel sick)

If you are sick, call your doctor or health care provider.

Other medical resources:

(833) 688-5551

Medi-Cal Eligibility

(800) 300-1506

Undocumented Assistance/Spanish Speakers

UndocuScholars Relief Fund Application

Cash assistance for immigrants

805 Undocufund 

Latinx Elder Mutual Aid

For Latinas/o/e/x people over 65 year of age who work non-wage jobs 

Casa de la Raza

(805) 965-8581

Immigrant Hope

(805) 963-0166


(805) 658-0810

United Way of North/South Santa Barbara County

(805) 965-8591

Family Service Agency

(805) 735-4376


(805) 614-9160


(805) 699-5608 (information in Mixteco dialect)


Utility Services

Community Action Commission

Utility assistance and home weatherization for qualified households

(805) 617-2897

Southern California Edison

Suspending disconnections for customers unable to pay

(800) 655-4555

SoCal Gas

Suspending disconnections for customers and providing payment assistance

(800) 342-4545


Offering flexible pay plans

(877) 660-6789

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