Mission: Santa barbara family care center, also known as children's resource & referral of santa barbara county's mission is to develop strong and healthy families throughout santa barbara county by providing education, care and resource systems to young children, their parents, and caregivers with a special emphasis on low income and under-represented children and families.
Programs: The alternative payment and calworks programs are subsidized child care programs that serve low-income families who are employed, seeking employment, participating in a job training or education program.
child care food program - provides reimbursement to over 240 licensed family child care providers for meals served to more than 2,600 children county-wide.
resource & referral program - provides consumer education and referral to licensed child care providers and centers. During the 2013-14 fiscal year, there were approximately 800 referrals and approximately 8,500 requests made for other child care related information.