Mental Health & COVID Resources


Mental Health Resources for Youth

Santa Barbara County Public Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Information

San Luis Obispo Recover COVID-19 Vaccines in SLO County

California For All

California Safe Schools for All

Vaccination for Children

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, the 988 Lifeline provides 24/7 connection to confidential support.
Just call or text 988 or chat

Peer-Run Warm Line

The Peer-Run Warm Line (1-855-845-7415) is a non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking emotional support. We provide assistance via phone and webchat on a nondiscriminatory basis to anyone in need. Some concerns callers share are challenges with interpersonal relationships, anxiety, panic, depression, finance, and alcohol and drug use.

Safe Alternatives for Treating Youth

Safe Alternatives for Treating Youth (SAFTY) is a mobile crisis response service available from 8am to 8pm daily to all Santa Barbara County children and any youth the age of 20 and under.

SAFTY provides children’s crisis services in collaboration with CARES (Crisis And Recovery Emergency Services). The SAFTY program is available from 8am to 8pm daily. SAFTY provides quick and accessible service to families by providing specialized crisis intervention, in-home support and linkage to County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services or other appropriate services. Working in collaboration with the child’s existing service providers, SAFTY seeks to keep youth and families safe in their homes and communities.

SAFTY: 1-888-334-2777 or text 741741


211 is a site that connects anyone to essential services they may need such as essential needs, service providers, and emergency resources.

24-Hour Crisis Response

24-hour crisis response and service access line for the county of Santa Barbara: (888)868-1649

Santa Barbara County Education Office’s webpage hub of youth mental health and wellness resources and information