Family Service Agency Provides Social Services for Carpinteria Seniors

Case Management Program will promote resiliency for elder residents

Family Service Agency (FSA) of Santa Barbara County announced that it is providing bilingual social services and case management for Carpinteria residents aged 60 or older, giving them the tools they need to cope and live safe, independent, and healthy lives.

FSA Case Manager, Jasmin Lopez, is based at the Carpinteria Children’s Project (CCP) and can assist seniors with basic needs support including food, medical insurance, housing, and transportation as well as access to mental health counseling. Services are currently operating via phone and email in alignment with public health protocols.

“The pandemic has put immeasurable strain on seniors,” said FSA Senior Services Program Manager, De Rosenberry. “We’re seeing a lot of seniors who need assistance, whether it’s accessing a hot meal, managing their healthcare, or dealing with isolation.”

“The pandemic made it apparent that Carpinteria needed more senior services,” said CCP Executive Director, Teresa Alvarez. “FSA has a proven track record of working with seniors to help them improve their quality of life and stability, and we are fortunate to have them working in our community now with this population.”

Services are free to Carpinteria residents who are 60 years or older, or caring for someone who is. To make an appointment with Jasmin, please call (805) 965-1001 x408.

 

About Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara County

Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara County (FSA) is a nonprofit social service agency that has served the people of Santa Barbara County since 1899. Operating as Santa Maria Valley Youth and Family Center (SMVYFC) in Santa Maria and Little House By The Park (LHP) in Guadalupe, FSA helps the community’s most vulnerable children, families, and seniors meet their basic needs while simultaneously addressing mental health needs. Through this holistic approach, FSA improves the strength and well-being of our community. All services are provided free or on a sliding fee/donation scale and no one is denied assistance because of an inability to pay. fsacares.org   (805) 965-1001

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