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Family Support Services

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In-Home Supported Services Program 

The In-Home Supported Services Program (IHSS) allows loved ones to get paid to continue to care and strengthen the dignity of their disabled family members in the comfort of their homes. IHSS is considered an alternative to out-of-home care, such as nursing homes or board and care facilities. This program’s eligible recipients must be over 65 years of age, disabled, or blind. Disabled children may be potentially eligible for IHSS. 

Some of the services which can be authorized through IHSS include:

  • House cleaning and laundry assistance
  • Meal preparation and grocery shopping
  • Personal care services (such as bowel and bladder care, bathing, grooming and paramedical services)
  • Accompaniment to medical appointments and protective supervision for the mentally impaired/disabled
  • To learn more about how the program works, to fill out an application, or to determine if you’re eligible for the program, please click here. 

Contact Information:

  • More information and an application to become an in-home supported service IHSS  provider can be found here. 
  • IHSS Timesheet Issues/Questions: IHSS Service Desk for Providers & Recipients Phone: (866) 376-7066 and you can also contact the Santa Barbara County Social Services and call or check website for nearest location (866) 404-4007 and visit the Santa Barbara County Website.

Kinship Support Services Program

Kinship Support Services Program (KSSP) provides non-financial support services to relative caregivers and the children placed in their homes. This program supports caregivers who have children who are dependents of the juvenile court as well as children who are not court-dependent children. KSSP also provides post permanency services to relative caregivers who have become the legal guardian or adoptive parent of a formerly dependent child. The goal of this program is to further strengthen a family’s ability to maintain a supportive and stable environment for a child in their care. 

County Services with KSSP may include the following:   

  • Case and Health Management
  • Family and Youth Recreation Activities
  • Support Groups
  • Educational Seminars
  • Tutoring and Educational Advocacy
  • Counseling Services
  • Family Conferencing
  • Respite Care

To view this copied information and learn more, please visit here.

Contact Information:

  • Contact the California Kinship Navigator Program at (800) 546-0047, or go to California Kinship and select your county to find out contact information or other supports and resources.   
  • For additional information and any other concerns, please contact: (916) 651-7465

Tri-Counties Regional Center Family Support Services

To learn more about TCRC’s Enhanced Respite and Additional Behavioral Support Services, please visit here.  

Some of the care services TCRC provides for children and their families include: 

  •  Transportation Services
  •  California Children’s Services Medical Therapy Unit (CCS),
  •  Residential Options for Children, 
  • Assessment & Educational Services for Children, 
  • Family Resource Centers (Alpha Resource Center of Santa Barbara)

Central Coast Care Services

Central Coast Care provides independent assisted living services to adults living with disabilities. Some of these supports concern: Health and safety supervision and training, self-advocacy, Medical oversight, and medication administration, help with personal hygiene and self-care, meal preparation/cooking, and financial planning  To learn more about Central Coast Care’s services, please visit here. 

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