Join the Continuum of Care


The Continuum of Care (CoC) is the regional planning body that coordinates the community's policies, strategies, and activities to prevent and end homelessness. Through the CoC, providers, individuals with lived experience, and community stakeholders engage in discussions and develop strategies to address the issues facing Santa Barbara County's low-income population, homeless individuals and families, and other at-risk populations, and become part of the solutions being offered to address those challenges.  

CoC Board Election

CoC Board Member elections will be held on August 6, 2020 in a meeting of the CoC with one vote per eligible designated voting Member representing a member agency/organization. The voting member must be identified prior to the election and the CoC staff must be notified of the designation. CoC Board members serve 2 year terms and have full voting rights with regard to CoC Policies, funding decisions, local priorities, and any other items brought before the CoC Board. 

If you are interested in voting in this election, you MUST complete a membership form and return to jblack@co.santa-barbara.ca.us no later than Wednesday, August 3 at 12:30pm to receive a ballot.

If you or someone you know are interested in serving on the CoC Board, please click HERE to access the Board Member Nomination form. Forms must be submitted not later that 5pm on Thursday, July 30 to jblack@sbccsd.org. Seats up for election in August 2020 include:

- County of Santa Barbara

- Mental Health

- Healthcare

- Law Enforcement

- Unaccompanied Youth

 - Victim Services

- City of Santa Maria

- LGBTQ+

- Youth Services

- Faith Based

- City of Lompoc

- City of Goleta

- Youth or Formerly Homeless Youth

- Education

For the current CoC Board roster, click HERE.

If you are interested in becoming more involved in the CoC, we would love to hear from you. You do not need to be a board member to participate in committees, serve on rank and review panels, or assist in community outreach efforts. Please let us know if you would like information on ways you can be more involved in the CoC and its efforts to end homeless in Santa Barbara County. You can see the full calendar of CoC meetings and events HERE.

If you are interested in CoC membership, please complete the  membership form  and submit to jblack@sbccsd.org.

Some benefits of membership include:

  • Voting rights during annual board elections
  • Notification of upcoming trainings and events
  • Updates on opportunities to participate in committees and community input groups   

Sign up for the monthly Continuum of Care newsletter to stay up-to-date on CoC meetings, trainings, and events!

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We want to hear your opinions and feedback. If you would like to share your thoughts on preventing or ending homelessness, or would like more information on the CoC, please email us directly at jblack@sbccsd.org