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Important COVID-19 Information

(This information was last updated on March 20, 2020)

At Family Service Agency, our primary concern is the health and well-being of our community. As we continue to provide essential services, we are making some important changes to operations to ensure the safety of our staff and those we serve.

Family Service Agency (FSA), Santa Maria Valley Youth & Family Center (SMVYFC), and Little House by The Park (LHP) are taking the following proactive steps to protect staff, clients, and local communities from further spread of COVID-19 while continuing to work with vulnerable members of our community.

Please check back for updates.

  • As of Friday, March 20, all FSA offices are closed to the public. Most core services are being provided via telephone/video or in-person in essential situations, such as safety net support and food distribution. All offices are complying with rigorous sanitation practices and maintaining safe distances as outlined by public health officials.
  • Senior and caregiver mental health support will continue via telehealth, a HIPAA-compliant protocol for interfacing with clients via telephone or video.
  • School-based counselors in Santa Barbara, Lompoc, and Carpinteria are also shifting to telehealth practices to continue to support those children who need mental health counseling.
  • Home visits have been suspended.
  • If you need support services or mental health counseling, please contact the FSA office in your community. (Note: Some staff are working remotely. Feel free to leave a message with your name, call back number, and reason for your call.)
    Santa Barbara (805) 965-1001                          Santa Maria (805) 928-1707
    Lompoc (805) 735-4376                                     Guadalupe (805) 343-1194
  • Upcoming classes cancelled. All Nurturing Parenting, Strengthening Families, Within Our/My Reach, and Youth Mental Health First Aid classes scheduled in March and April have been cancelled and will be re-scheduled at a later date.

In light of the imposed COVID-19 self-quarantines, school closures, and business restrictions, we fully expect the needs for mental health counseling and family support services to increase over the coming weeks. FSA is prepared to continue vital services in the safest manner possible and in accordance with public health guidelines.

To learn more about how to keep yourself and your family healthy, visit the CDC website.

For local updates, please refer to the Santa Barbara County Public Health website. or by calling 833-688-5551.