Steps to Getting Help

*** If you are in crisis, call 9-1-1 ***     


    1. Meet in-person with a Housing Navigator at a Regional Entry Point for a screening.

                                                                       OR

         Call 805-450-3558 (Santa Barbara County Resource Connect Hotline) for more information. 

                                                                      OR

         Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to a specialist for personalized assistance. Free, Confidential, 24/7. Available in multiple languages. 

     2. Receive a referral for services depending on the level of need.

     3. Connect to housing resources.  


COVID-19 CES ADDENDUM

On January 7, 2021, the COC Board adopted the following temporary addendum, which will apply to the Coordinated Entry Policies and Procedures until June 30, 2021 or CoC Board Action:

1.     All unsheltered or shelter system guests who enroll in the Coordinated Entry System, not only those prioritized for a housing intervention, can utilize rental assistance and other financial assistance that facilitates a housing placement through CoC, ESG, HEAP, HHAP, CESH and other funding sources when a housing opportunity is identified as long as the participant(s) meet funding eligibility criteria. The primary goal is to rapidly re-house as many persons as possible through existing resources and utilize the full range of housing options. 

2.     When in conflict with the existing prioritization scheme, this addendum would supercede existing CES policies. 


REGIONAL ENTRY POINT LOCATIONS: visit https://www.liveunitedsbc.org/regional-entry-points for current information

We are working to maintain Home For Good Santa Barbara County Coordinated Entry and Coordinated Outreach operations. Due to the COVID-19 "Coronavirus" some of our Regional Entry Point locations will be closed due to the safety protocols of our partner agencies. Outreach can still be contacted via our hotline: 1-805-450-3558. Social services are considered essential services under the statewide, mandatory Stay At Home Order, all interim housing, shelter, outreach, rapid re-housing, and permanent supportive housing programs are considered essential and should continue to operate.


CARPINTERIA (Entry Point not open due to the safety protocols of our Partner Agency) 

  • Carp Connect (near the Carpinteria Health Care Center) Carpinteria Veterans Memorial Building Courtyard, 931 Walnut Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013
  • Wednesday from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 
ISLA VISTA
  • Isla Vista Community Room, 970 Embarcadero Del Mar, CA 93117  
  • Wednesday and Friday from 12:30-2:30pm 
LOMPOC (Entry Point not open due to the safety protocols of our Partner Agency) 
  • Bridgehouse, 2025 Sweeney Rd, Lompoc, CA 93436
  • Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00am-12:00pm  
SANTA BARBARA 
  • PATH Santa Barbara, 816 Cacique Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30-10:30am 
  • The Salvation Army Transition & Recovery Center, 423 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 9310
  • ​​​Wednesday from 1:00-2:00pm
SANTA MARIA (Entry Point not open due to the safety protocols of our Partner Agency) 
  • Good Samaritan Shelter, 401 W Morrison Ave C, Santa Maria, CA 93458
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:00-5:00pm 
SOLVANG
  • Santa Ynez People Helping People, 545 N. Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463
  • Tuesdays from 9:30-11:00am


VETERAN FOCUSED SITES

Are you a veteran in need of assistance? 
 
LOMPOC (Entry Point not open due to the safety protocols of our Partner Agency) 
  • Veterans Services Office, 401 E. Cypress Suite 101., Lompoc, CA 93436
  • Fridays from 11:30-1:00 pm  
SANTA BARBARA (Entry Point not open due to the safety protocols of our Partner Agency) 
  • Veterans' Memorial Building, 112 W Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Wednesdays from 9:00-10:00am 
SANTA MARIA (Entry Point not open due to the safety protocols of our Partner Agency) 
  • American Legion Veterans Memorial Building, 313 W. Tunnell St., Santa Maria, CA 93458
  • Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm 

Call the Hotline 805-450-3558 for more information about additional outreach days/times in Carpinteria, Goleta, Isla Vista, Lompoc, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria.