CREDO47 Stabilization Center Now Open

Source: Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness

The Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness CREDO47 Stabilization Center (formerly known as the Sobering Center) has re-opened its doors to the community.  The newly named CREDO47 Stabilization Center, operated by Good Samaritan Shelter, is one of many services which operate within the CREDO47 Services program which also includes the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU), South County Crisis Services (SCCS) and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) which will be starting soon. 

The CREDO47 Stabilization Center is a jail diversion program funded through the State of California, Proposition 47 funding.  The Center will provide sobering services, divert individuals from jail and potential legal repercussions of minor offenses, and will be used to connect them to drug and alcohol programs, case management, housing, and other services in the area.  “With the abrupt closing of bars and other venues where alcohol is readily available due to COVID-19, service needs have uniquely been impacted and the CREDO 47 Stabilization Center is here to help,” shares Alice Gleghorn, PhD, Director for the Department of Behavioral Wellness. With the recent closure of the Sobering Center in downtown Santa Barbara, the CREDO 47 Stabilization Center will provide vital services for southern Santa Barbara County.

Hours of Operation:  24/7

Location:  427 Camino Del Remedio, Santa Barbara.  NOTE: Those with referrals should call before arrival to ensure a bed is available. 

Phone number: 805-250-9022. Medical clearance takes place prior at CSU, 305 Camino Del Remedio.

Staffing: Sober Coach, Emergency Medical Technician and Registered Nurse

Referral Agencies: Law Enforcement, Probation, Behavioral Wellness, Public Defender

Eligibility: Individuals over the age of 18 who are cooperative with law enforcement during arrest will be assessed by medical professionals for eligibility

The CREDO47 Stabilization Center, in addition to all programs within the CRED 47 Service system (CSU, SCCS, MAT), practices social distancing guidelines and ensures the necessary protective gear is worn to assure safety of staff and clients.  Once evaluated and accepted to the program, individuals have a safe and controlled environment for up to 72 hours to “sober up” and receive medical stabilization.  Individuals are provided with food, hydration and medical monitoring throughout their stay and linked with ongoing mental health resources.

The Behavioral Wellness Access Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 1-888-868-1649.


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