Welcome to Our County. Our Kids.
The resource parent and kinship caregiver information, resource and support program at Santa Barbara Department of Social Services (SB DSS).
Whether it’s due to reunifying with parents, adoption, or stepping into self sufficiency, children and youth need a family or a caring individual, that will guide and support them as they prepare for, and encounter life, both while they are part of the system, and after they leave the system through adoption of by emancipating. SB DSS invites you, to consider providing a home or becoming a supportive adult for one of our Our County. Our Kids. children or youth. You can become part of the community that will provide the many children and youth in Santa Barbara County, connections with a kinship network, the person or persons that can give our children, youth and young adults the best opportunity possible to achieve their goals.
Does this sound like a mission you could undertake? Find out more about becoming a Resource Family.