At any given time, there are 400 children and youth in foster care in Santa Barbara County. Our Elevates Initiative is based on the simple hope that every faith based organization in Santa Barbara County can actively participate in uplifting the needs of our children and youth in foster care.

Join our Elevates Initiative

“We rise by lifting others” – Robert Ingersoll


For homes ready to care for teens and siblings, and ready to partner with birth families

Take Action

Foster a child while the child’s family can find a healing path; Adopt a child’s if family is unable to heal; Mentor a child or youth in foster care

Be an Ambassador

Be a practical support by joining the Inspire business program or being a stop on our Outreach Tour

To partner with us in finding mission driven homes

Please contact: or 805.208.9836

We want to invite faith communities on this journey to care for the children in our county.

We believe the churches are natural safety networks that can wrap around families who feel called to become resource parents. Because of the unique community created in these faith communities they are are also uniquely equipped to help resource families be successful.

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