‘Caring Together’ Transitions to Countywide Campaign

Caring Together Santa Barbara County helps family caregivers access supportive resources

A group of Santa Barbara County nonprofits and community organizations announced they have joined forces to help family caregivers self-identify and find supportive services. Caring Together Santa Barbara County is a community awareness campaign to inform residents that they are not alone in their caregiving efforts, and there is a network of organizations to support them.

Previously, the Alzheimer Association, Area Agency on Aging (AAA), Family Service Agency (FSA), Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC), Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization (LVHCO), Santa Barbara Foundation, and the Santa Barbara County Promotores Network focused on sharing their message within their local communities.

“The past five years have shown new challenges and needs for our local caregivers and care recipients, and this is why we are evolving into Caring Together Santa Barbara County,” said Ashley Costa, LVCHO Executive Director.  “This evolution means caregivers throughout the county will have with broader access to a larger community of countywide resources and referral sources to support them and the needs of their loved ones.”

“We appreciate the tremendous work and support of all the Caring Together partners and are excited for this evolution,” Said Lisa Brabo, FSA Executive Director.  “The pandemic actually helped us become more collaborative as regional boundaries softened so this feels like a natural progression.”

Family caregivers looking for support can access information online at CaringTogetherSBC.org. There they can learn about local resources, take a caregiver stress quiz, or complete care map.

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Caring Together Santa Barbara County is a public awareness campaign aimed at increasing the ability of caregivers to self-identify as a “caregiver.” Caring Together Santa Barbara County is focused on helping caregivers understand they are not alone in their caregiving efforts and there is a network or organizations to support them. The organizations include the Alzheimer Association, Area Agency on Aging (AAA), Family Service Agency (FSA), Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC), Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization (LVHCO), Santa Barbara Foundation, and the Santa Barbara County Promotores Network.

 

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