A Century of Helping the Most Underserved

Marialena, 73, suffered an incredible loss when her husband passed away several years ago. She spoke little English, had little […more…]

Family Service Agency

Across Santa Barbara County, as is true around the country, more children and adolescents are experiencing challenges to emotional well-being, […more…]

Family Service Agency Elects New Board Co-Presidents, Officers

Family Service Agency (FSA) of Santa Barbara County announced that it has voted in a new slate of leadership for […more…]

Light Up Green for Mental Health Month

Family Service Agency Advocates for Mental Wellness May is the time to raise awareness of those living with mental or […more…]

Family Service Agency Event Brings Awareness to Youth Mental Health Needs

Virtual and In-Person Presentations on Thursday, May 12 Coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Month in May, Family Service Agency (FSA) […more…]

Family Ties

Family Service Agency is a Santa Barbara institution, as much a part of local history as major landmarks like the […more…]

Family Service Agency

Donate now!

www.fsacares.org
(805) 965.1001 x 1255
Director of Development: Paul Katan

Mission

Our mission is to strengthen and advocate for families and individuals of all ages and diversities, helping to create and preserve a healthy community.

Begin to Build a Relationship

We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s director of development and/or Executive Director.

FSA has always found a way to help those in need, expanding the depth of its programs when necessary. It is truly an asset to our community.
Marni Cooney
Board member

Help Serve More Families in Need, Faster

Family Service Agency has a long tradition of helping low-income people across Santa Barbara County receive the help they need in times of crisis. It’s a holistic approach that provides the wrap-around care each individual needs in order to become self-reliant, a mission that’s importance has become even more pronounced in the past few years.

But with inflation on the rise, FSA and the Santa Barbara County residents it serves need help.  

“Where we are really lacking is having enough flexible funding for basic needs,” Lisa Brabo, FSA’s CEO says. “We’re doing our best to serve as many families as we can, but that’s where we really need help.”

Board of Directors

Molly Carrillo-Walker, Co-President
Tricia Price, Co-President
Rod Durham, Co-VP of Programs
Edward Tran, Co-VP of Programs
Maria McCall, VP of Development
Robert Janeway, Co-Treasurer
Linda Sessler, Co-Treasurer
Teressa Johnes, Secretary

BOARD MEMBERS
Mario Barfield, Psy.D.
Arianna Castellanos
Paul Cordeiro
Marni Cooney
Robin Doell Sawaske
Ed Galanski
Patty Herrera
Blanca Mejia, J.D.
Alexander Murkison
Paul Van Meel
Ryan Zick, J.D.
Terri Zuniga

HONORARY DIRECTOR
Shirley Ann