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Support Groups for parents, caregivers and youth

Your contribution, big or small, will help us continue to offer support groups in Santa Barbara County



Support groups are free to attend so that they can be accessible to everyone. Donations are encouraged to help sustain ongoing groups and expand to add others as needed. Below is an overview of how your donation will be used whether you choose to donate for yourself or to support others.

  • $20 - 1 group meeting
  • $40 - 2 group meetings
  • $60 - 3 group meetings
  • $80 - 1 month of goup meetings
  • $520 - 6 months of group meetings
  • $1,040 - 1 year of group meetings

Groups provide an opportunity to connect, learn, and strengthen relationships and are a safe place to talk about your circumstances with others who know how you feel and won’t judge you.

ParentConnect is a weekly drop-in, peer support group for parents and caregivers of a tween, teen, or young adult struggling with a mental health challenge. Connect with other parents, practice skills to effectively and compassionately support your child, your family, and yourself, and learn tools to help regulate your emotions.

ParentWell is a 3-week skills building support group for parents and caregivers focused on promoting family resiliency, strengthening parent-child relationships, and improving communication. Learn strategies to help navigate the tween, teen, and young adult years. New topics offered in each series. Contact us if you 'd like to put together your own group of parents.

LaunchWell is a monthly drop-in, peer support group for parents of young adults who are navigating the college years as well as this time of transition as a parent.

TeachWell is a monthly drop-in, peer support group for teachers of tweens/teens to learn strategies for building trusting relationships with students and get support.

LiveWell is a drop-in peer support group for teens and young adults (14-17 & 18-25) after treatment to support reintegration into normal life. Connect with others who have experienced similar challenges and get support in the recovery process in a non-judgmental environment.