Family Support Specialists of San Luis Obispo and North Santa Barbara Counties provide education, information, and assistance with navigating the public and private mental health systems. We create a caring, confidential environment that empowers family and friends to better understand and cope with the realities of chronic and persistent mental illness. All services are available in both English and Spanish.
San Luis Obispo and North Santa Barbara County
Families, guardians, and caregivers with an adult loved one who has special mental health needs.
The Family Support Specialist Program is a free service funded by San Luis Obispo County Department of Behavioral Health, Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness, and the Mental Health Services Act. No referral, CenCal, MediCal, or an open county mental health case is necessary.
If you have any questions prior to being contacted, please reach out to the staff below.
Fernando Vasquez - Family Support Specialist San Luis Obispo (Se habla Español)
Vivian Soul - Family Support Specialist San Luis Obispo
Maria Perez - Santa Maria and Surrounding Areas (Se habla Español)
Zandra Alfaro-Olea – Lompoc and Surrounding Areas (Se habla Español)
For any questions, call Shawn Ison,
Family Services Program Manager
at (805) 540-6571