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Community Wellness Team

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Who We Are

The Community Wellness Team is a collaboration of many local agencies working together to support the wellness of our community in response to the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow.

What Services Are Provided?

Immediate Crisis Response

  • Crisis Counseling
  • Grief/Bereavement Counseling
  • Psychological First Aid
  • Spiritual Care
  • First Responder Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

Short-Term Counseling

  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefings
  • Grief/Bereavement Counseling
  • Psychological First Aid
  • Spiritual Care
  • Trauma Counseling
  • Spiritual Care
  • Individual/Family/Group Counseling

Long-Term Counseling

  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Individual/Family Group Counseling
  • Spiritual Care
Community Wellness Team

Where To Get Help

Common symptoms of stress experienced in response to trauma include anxiety, sadness or depression. Challenges may be noticed in sleep, concentration, work or in relationships. Help is available.

Clicking each support type below will expand to reveal the providers and their contact information.

Sp = Bilingual English and Spanish speaking capability

Immediate Crisis Response

View Contacts and Resources

Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness (Sp)
Contact: Suzanne Grimmesey
(805) 886-5403

Santa Barbara Response Network (Sp)
Contact: Jina Carvalho
(805) 452-6457

American Red Cross / Santa Barbara Disaster Mental Health
(805) 687-1331

Hospice of Santa Barbara (Sp)
(805) 563-8820

Institute for Collective Trauma and Growth
Contact: Kate Wiebe kwiebe@ictg.org

California HOPE-805 (Sp)
(805) 845-7887

Short-Term Counseling

Short Term Supports - Children

Individual/Group

Santa Barbara County Psychological Association (Sp)
www.sbcpa.org

Hospice of Santa Barbara
(805) 563-8820 (Sp)

Jewish Family Service of Greater Santa Barbara
Contact: Ruth Steinberg
(805) 957-1116

California HOPE-805 (Sp)
(805) 845-2973

Group

Cottage Health
(805) 569-7501
www.cottagehealth.org/howweheal

Short Term Supports - Adults

Individual

Santa Barbara County Psychological Association (Sp)
www.sbcpa.org

Hospice of Santa Barbara (Sp)
(805) 563-8820

Jewish Family Service of Greater Santa Barbara
Contact: Ruth Steinberg (805) 957-1116

Institute for Collective Trauma and Growth
Contact: Kate Wiebe kwiebe@ictg.org
http://www.ictg.org

California HOPE-805 (Sp)
(805) 845-2973

 

Group

Santa Barbara County Psychological Association (Sp)
www.sbcpa.org

Hospice of Santa Barbara (Sp)
(805) 563-8820

Jewish Family Service of Greater Santa Barbara
Contact: Ruth Steinberg (805) 957-1116

Cottage Health (Sp)
(805) 569-7501
www.cottagehealth.org/howweheal

 

School Support

Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness (Sp)
Contact: Suzanne Grimmesey
(805) 886-5403

Santa Barbara Response Network (Sp)
Contact: Jina Carvalho (805) 452-6457

Hospice of Santa Barbara
(805) 563-8820 (Sp)

 

 

First Responders

Critical Incident Stress Debriefings/Counseling

Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness (Sp)
Contact: Suzanne Grimmesey
(805) 886-5403

Sheriff Department Behavioral Sciences Unit
Contact: Cherylnn Lee crl5034@sbsheriff.org

Long Term Counseling

Long Term Supports - Adults

Individual

Santa Barbara County Psychological Association (Sp)
www.sbcpa.org

Hospice of Santa Barbara (Sp)
(805) 563-8820

Jewish Family Service of Greater Santa Barbara
Contact: Ruth Steinberg (805) 957-1116

Institute for Collective Trauma and Growth
Contact: Kate Wiebe kwiebe@ictg.org
http://www.ictg.org

 

Group

Santa Barbara County Psychological Association (Sp)
www.sbcpa.org

Hospice of Santa Barbara (Sp)
(805) 563-8820

Jewish Family Service of Greater Santa Barbara
Contact: Ruth Steinberg (805) 957-1116

Cottage Health (Sp)
(805) 569-7501
www.cottagehealth.org/howweheal

Long Term Supports - Children

Individual/Group

Santa Barbara County Psychological Association (Sp)
www.sbcpa.org

Jewish Family Service of Greater Santa Barbara
Contact: Ruth Steinberg
(805) 957-1116

 

Group

Cottage Health
(805) 569-7501
www.cottagehealth.org/howweheal

Brochure Available

Wellness Brochure

All of the information on this page is also available as a printable brochure.  View, download and print the Community Wellness Team Brochure

Collaborating Organizations

Community Wellness Logos

LATEST NEWS

The Thomas Fire Quilt Project

quilt The Ventura Modern Quilt Guild has coordinated with quilters across the Country in the making of “quilts of comfort” for our neighbors in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties affected by the Thomas Fire and mudslides. Our next Pop Up Shop is going to be held in June at El Montecito Presbyterian Church.

How to Receive Quilts

To receive an invitation with the date and time, simply register on our website. Specify how many quilts you would like so that we know how many to bring! You will be notified when and where our pop-up shop will be held. If you can’t make a pop-up, don’t worry, we will work it out.

To contact us directly, please email thomasfirequilts@venturamodernquiltguild.com

Cottage Health Support Groups, Post-Disaster Relief

FREE Programs, open to all Santa Barbara area residents!

Cottage Health Cottage Health has licensed clinicians that will assist your recovery with personal attention to your unique situation. Please visit one of our orientation meetings to learn more about what we offer and how we can be of service to your recovery. Their intensive outpatient program includes groups that will help you learn how to manage symptoms of anxiety, depression and trauma. We will also help you with processing your grief and be one of your advocates during the long term recovery period.

Support Groups Flyer

Support Groups Classes Flyer

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Services offered to local businesses impacted by the Thomas Fire or related mudslides.

The EAP provides confidential individual counseling, consultation and referral services to employees and their family members. Group trauma debriefings also are available, as well as a variety of consultation services to business owners and managers. Whether the concerns are work-related or personal, EAP can assist you and your employees in defining and resolving problems, managing stress and recovering from trauma.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call John Berberet, MA, LMFT, at 805-569-7808, or email jberbere@sbch.org

View the EAP Flyer

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Radio Ready

During an emergency when the power is out and when critical and timely information must get out to the general public, the County Office of Emergency Management will utilize satellite equipment to regularly communicate with designated County radio stations that have generators and can continue to broadcast. Visit this link for a list of stations to check if you lose power and cannot access the Internet.

Contact The County

105 E. Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 211