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Family Service Agency
updated: Feb 11, 2012, 9:15 AM
For over 112 years, Family Service Agency has been working in the community to provide hope, strength
and stability to those who need it most. FSA's mission is to strengthen and advocate for families and
individuals of all ages and diversities to create and preserve a healthy community.
FSA's programs ensure that all generations within families have the tools they need to grow and stay
strong through counseling, case management, information and referral, advocacy and mentoring. These
services are offered county-wide on a sliding scale or for free with offices in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara,
Lompoc and Santa Maria and programs in the community and on school sites.
Our programs include:
Big Brothers Big Sisters - provides one-to-one mentoring relationships built on trust and friendship that
help at-risk children reach their full potential.
2-1-1 Helpline - is the first point-of-access to all community services, including information and referrals
to housing, food, drug and alcohol abuse prevention and treatment, health facilities, counseling, mental
health services, senior issues, financial assistance, legal assistance, child care, child and elder abuse
services, recreation, and disaster relief.
Child and Family Counseling - the goal of this child-centered program is to identify and treat behavioral,
social and emotional problems in young children to prevent the development of more serious problems
later in life.
School-Based Counseling - provides counseling, case management, critical incident response and
advocacy services to elementary-aged children and their families on-site in 28 public elementary schools
in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara and Lompoc.
Family Resource Centers - Family Advocates act jointly with schools, medical clinics, county agencies,
and others so that families can access a multitude of services with one stop to a Family Resource
Probation Youth Counseling - high-risk youth gain the insight, support and tools needed to find
motivation for change.
Intensive In-Home Therapy - provides a range of non-traditional, in-home services for children and their families that work to stabilize the family unit as a whole and prevent foster placement by reducing at-risk
behaviors and improving the family's level of functioning and quality of life.
Senior Case Management - bilingual staff offers advocacy and case-management support to help frail,
isolated, low income seniors obtain food and financial assistance; access critical medical care; maintain their housing; and more to ensure they live safely, independently and with dignity.
Senior and Caregiver Mental Health - offers direct interventions to support those caring for an elderly family member or grandparents raising their grandchild and sustain them in their care giving tasks.
For more information about Family Service Agency's programs or to donate contact Kelly Adams, (805) 965-1001 ext. 267, email@example.com or go to www.fsacares.org.
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