California HOPE 805 works to assess and address the post-disaster needs of individuals and communities directly or indirectly affected by the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow. Through outreach, education, crisis counseling, and resource referrals, we support the short-term recovery and the long-term resiliency of Santa Barbara County. We are supporting our community through April 26, 2019.

Our Goals:

  • To connect community members to resources

  • To provide education surrounding common post-disaster reactions

  • To assist with review of recovery options and processes

  • To promote coping strategies

  • To support community members through difficult emotional periods

Key Principles:

  • Building resiliency

  • Strengths-based approach

  • Anonymous services, counseling, and resource linkage

  • Outreach-oriented

  • Collaborative with the Community Wellness Team


  • Linkage to resources

  • Individual and group crisis counseling

  • Public education

  • Community networking and support

  • Informational presentations

The California HOPE 805 Team

The California HOPE 805 Team


California HOPE 805 is a program being administered by the Mental Wellness Center of Santa Barbara in collaboration with the County of Santa Barbara Department of Behavioral Wellness and funded by FEMA. 

We have moved from the Montecito Center for Preparedness, Recovery and Rebuilding.
We are now located at the Mental Wellness Center at 617 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA

This program ends April 26th, 2019

Learning about mental health is the first step to wellness. The MWC can help families find medical and professional care, as well as teach important skills on how to manage your mental health.

The MWC is focused on providing a safe and confidential space for families to connect with others, access community resources and get the support your family needs. 

Call to learn about our parent support groups.

The MWC Family Advocate can assist families and provide assistance in understanding and navigating the local public and private mental health systems and how to access various clinical and support services available in our community and can also offer one-on-one support in times of crisis.  805.884.8440 x3206

The MWC offers Mental Health First Aid. This 8-hour course is offered monthly at the MWC and teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. It also teaches an action plan to use in a psychiatric emergency. Course can be customized and provided on-site in schools and organizations.

NAMI Family to Family is a 12-week course helps families better understand how their family member experiences their illness, how to best support the recovery process and how to better cope with the impact on the entire family. 

BeWell provides a variety of behavioral health services as well as drug and alcohol services in English and Spanish to children, adults, and families.  

SERVICES  24/7 Access Line, 888.868.1649

SAFTY  24/7 Youth Mental Health Crisis Helpline  888.334.2777



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