Family Service Agency (FSA) of Santa Barbara County recently merged operations with two North County organizations: Santa Maria Valley Youth & Family Center (SMVYFC) and Guadalupe’s Little House by the Park (LHP).

What this means for our community

  • Easier access to services— most services will now be available countywide
  • Greater financial stability and organizational efficiency
  • Combined staff expertise creating a hub of service excellence
  • The opportunity to impact over 24,000 lives in Santa Barbara County!

While FSA is the legal entity, each organization’s identity, vision, and good work in the community continues uninterrupted.  FSA, SMVYFC, and LHP are all trusted organizations helping families and seniors with medical, insurance, housing, mental health counseling, parent education, and nutritional needs.

Board members have joined together as one board for effective governance. Lisa Brabo continues as Executive Director of the merged organization. Deputy Executive Director Steven DeLira is based in Santa Maria. Sam Duarte continues to lead as LHP’s Director.

We are excited for this new chapter and would be honored to have your continued support.