Mental Health Crisis Resources – Santa Barbara County

The following is a list of crisis resources for Santa Barbara county.

The fastest way to get help for a mental health emergency is to call 911, or proceed to the nearest Emergency Room.

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
400 West Pueblo St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105. 805-682-7111

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital
351 South Patterson Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93111. 805-967-3411

Lompoc Valley Medical Center
1515 East Ocean Ave., Lompoc, CA 93436


Mental Health Crisis Intervention

Santa Barbara County has several 24-hour mental health crisis services. These crisis teams provide both phone and in-person support.

Mental Health Access Team
The Access Team is part of Santa Barbara county’s Division of Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services. They offer 24-hour crisis support that is focused primarily on adults. To reach 24-hour support for a mental health emergency:
234 De La Vina St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105


SAFTY (Safe Alternatives for Treating Youth)
For children (under 21 years-old) who are experiencing a mental health emergency in Santa Barbara county. SAFTY provides crisis intervention for suicide, self-harm, running away, family conflict and much more. Available 24-hours: 888-334-2777


Rape and Domestic Violence

For those in immediate danger call 911.

Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center
24-hour hotline, crisis intervention and support for survivors of sexual assault.
433 East Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
24-hour Hotline: 805-564-3696
Main: 805-963-6832

North County Rape Crisis and Child Protection Center
Crisis hotline for victims of sexual assault.
Lompoc: 805-736-7273
Santa Maria: 805-928-3554

Domestic Violence Solutions
24-Hour Access to emergency shelters and phone support for victims of domestic abuse.
Santa Barbara: 805-964-5245
Lompoc: 805-736-0965
Santa Maria: 805-925-2160
Santa Ynez Valley: 805-686-4390


Alcohol and Drug Dependency

Cottage Residential Center
Inpatient rehabilitation from drug and alcohol dependency in Santa Barbara.
316 W. Montecito St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Cottage Residential Center

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Intensive outpatient chemical dependency program in Santa Barbara.
Call 805-569-8339 to schedule an assessment or obtain more information.
Cottage Hospital


HIV / Aids

Santa Barbara county has locations for anonymous HIV Testing and confidential Hepatitis C Testing. Testing is free of charge and available to anyone over the age of 12 years.

Pacific Pride Foundation
Santa Barbara
126 E. Haley Street, Suite A-11, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. To make an appointment: 805-963-3636 (ext. 106)

Santa Maria
819 W. Church St., Santa Maria, CA 93458. To make an appointment: 805-349-9947 (ext. 112)


Homeless Resources

Noah’s Anchorage Youth Crisis Shelter
Noah’s provides shelter for youth between the ages of 10 and 17. This 8 bed facility operates 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Noah’s is for youth dealing with homelessness, running away from home or struggling with difficult personal or family issues. Services are free of charge.
301 W. Figueroa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 963-8775
24 Hotline: 1-866-HELP TEEN
Noah’s Anchorage

Transition House
A crisis shelter for families struggling with homelessness. Transition House provides services to stabilize families, identify goals, initiate education and employment programs and enroll children in schools.
434 E. Ortega St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone:(805) 730-3848

Casa Esperanza
Open 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Provides a winter shelter and free daily meals to homeless individuals and families. They also offer a wide variety of other services to the homeless population.
816 Cacique St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 884-8481


Child Abuse

If a child is in immediate danger call 911.
To make a child abuse report in Santa Barbara County: 800-367-0166 (Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
To make a child abuse report after hours or weekends, call Sheriff’s Dispatch: 805-683-2724
Child Welfare Services


Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse

Call 911 if there is an immediate danger. To make an elder, or dependent adult, abuse report in Santa Barbara County call Adult Protective Services:
Santa Barbara: 805-681-4550
Santa Maria: 805-346-8303
Lompoc: 805-737-6020

For elder abuse happening in a long-term care facility call the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Crisis line.
24-Hour Crisis Line: 800-231-4024
Local Crisis Line: 805-785-0132
Santa Barbara Sheriff