Dreams Bloom at Family Service Agency Fundraiser

Proceeds benefit countywide family support and mental health counseling programs

Join Family Service Agency (FSA) of Santa Barbara County, as it turns compassion into action at its spring fundraiser, Dreams in Bloom. The event takes place on May 13, from 5-8 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Woman’s Club at Rockwood.  Proceeds benefit the children, families, and seniors served by FSA—which includes Santa Maria Valley Youth & Family Center and Guadalupe’s Little House by the Park.

Dreams in Bloom celebrates the resilience and growth of the more-than 28,000 people served by the nonprofit each year. The event features a cocktail hour, music, dinner, auction, and flowers galore! Last year, FSA’s spring fundraiser raised over $150,000 to support the agency’s provision of basic needs assistance, family support, and mental health counseling programs countywide.

“People are struggling financially and emotionally,” stated FSA CEO, Lisa Brabo. “We look forward to our guests hearing stories of lives changed with the support of FSA social workers and therapists.”

Presenting sponsors of this year’s fundraiser are Tania and John Burke, Marni and Michael Cooney, and Carole MacElhenny. Additional sponsors include Lorrie and Greg Forgatch, Jill and John Bishop, Ginny and Tim Bliss, Zora and Les Charles, Montecito Bank & Trust, SEIU Local 620, U.S. Bank (formerly Union Bank), Liz and Andrew Butcher, CenCal Health, and Santa Barbara Foundation.

To see a full list of sponsors and to purchase tickets, please visit DreamsinBloom.org or contact Emma Sonsini at (805) 965-1001 x 1267.


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 county. All services are provided free or on a sliding fee/donation scale and no one is denied assistance because of an inability to pay. Visit fsacares.org or call (805) 965-1001 for more information.


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