Case Management

My Home provides intensive case management focused on housing stability, independent living skills, and personal wellbeing for young adults who are homeless or at risk for becoming homeless. 

Services include:

  • Housing linkages and support

  • Financial literacy

  • Educational support

  • Employment assistance

  • Skill development

  • Health & wellness referrals

  • Community engagement

  • Basic needs supplies 


422 East Cota St
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm by appointment

(805) 560-8250

Hotline: 1-866-HELP-TEEN

Rental Assistance

My Home has a rapid rehousing program, My Home First, which provides deposit and rental assistance for qualified youth under the age of 24 who have been referred through the Coordinated Entry System. To learn more or receive a qualified assessment please call or drop in at the below locations.

Noah's Anchorage Drop-In Center
301 West Figueroa St., Santa Barbara 93103
9am - 1pm Monday - Friday
805-963-8775

St. George Youth Center
889 Camino Del Sur, Isla Vista, CA
1pm - 3pm Thursday
805-685-9170

Or by appointment at My Home
(805) 560-8250

Street Outreach

The YMCA provides support to youth and young adults age 12-24 who are homeless or at risk for becoming homeless. Staff provide resources in the community via a mobile outreach team and at our drop-in center located at Noah's Anchorage Youth Shelter. Our drop-in center operates 9am - 1pm, 7 days a week.

Services include:

  • Nutritious food

  • Hygiene supplies

  • Laundry services

  • Personal storage

  • Clothing

  • Counseling services

  • Case management

  • Referrals for care

  • Computer and internet access

  • Vocational support

About My Home


My Home is a transitional-age program for youth 16-24 designed to reduce homelessness so youth have a safe place to live, a reliable system of support, a sense of purpose, and the self-sufficiency skills needed to live independently. The My Home program prevents homelessness for those that are at-risk and/or marginally housed and provides timely intervention for those currently homeless. Case management services are tailored to each clients unique circumstance, inherent strengths, and goals for the future. 

What began as a collaborative project with the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara as an effort to provide low-income housing with supportive services for youth aging out of the foster system, has expanded into an independent program supporting all transient and marginalized youth throughout Santa Barbara County. We work closely with private landlords to secure safe housing options for youth while providing counseling, case management, and rental assistance to achieve a successful transition to independent living.

24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 1-866-HELP-TEEN

 

Keeping You Safe


Youth and Family Services continues to provide essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our primary concern is the health and well-being of our community.  Services are provided in-person and virtually.  All programs impose rigorous sanitizing routines, and comply with all local and state guidelines. Face masks and hand sanitizer are readily available. Gloves are worn during food preparation and distribution.  Our facilities have been adapted to allow for acceptable social distancing.

 

How You Can Help


Are you a landlord, or do you know a landlord or homeowner who is looking to lease an apartment or extra room? Identifying local landlords who are willing to collaborate with our program in efforts to house young adults is crucial to ending youth homelessness. We are committed to helping youth succeed while meeting all obligations specified in their lease agreement. If you have interest or would like to learn more, please click on the link below. Our Program Coordinator will contact you shortly. Together we can make a difference!

Landlord Interest Form