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Storyteller Children’s Center
Director of Development: Heather Martinez
Storyteller is a therapeutic preschool that serves children and their families toward “Kindergarten Readiness.”
Storyteller serves Santa Barbara’s poorest families, those living below or close to the poverty guideline and who also meet the Federal definition of homeless. This segment of our community may have difficulty accessing and paying for quality preschool.
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.
Storyteller changes the trajectory of lives for vulnerable children and their families. I am constantly in awe of the strength and determination of our children! Watching them transform their lives is a gift and is why I am passionate about this organization.
Help Support a Resilient Foundation for Young, Vulnerable Children
Storyteller Children’s Center’s operating budget serves the therapeutic and trauma-informed curriculums, building the foundation of resiliency that these students will tap into for their entire lives.
This year’s Transition House expansion allows Storyteller to support children as young as six weeks through kindergarten, creating a true continuum of care throughout the earliest years of a child’s life.
The added mental health services for this program cost $100,000 per year.
Dr. Peggy Dodds, Co-Chair
Erinn Lynch, Co-Chair
Michael Wasserman, Vice Chair
Rachael Stein, Secretary
Craig Zimmerman, Treasurer
Jessica Phillips, Governance
Daisy Estrada Ochoa
Dr. Anna Kokotovic
Dr. Patricia Madrigal
Dr. Carrie Towbes