Youth Family Services

The Family Support Specialist works as a team with the families and caregivers of minor children who have emotional and behavioral problems. Family Support Specialists provide support, information, and referrals necessary to improve the quality of life for families and their children. Services are provided in both English and Spanish.

Where Are Services Available?

San Luis Obispo and North Santa Barbara County


Who Can Participate?

Families, guardians, and caregivers concerned that their minor child is having mental health issues.


What Services are Provided?


How Much Does it Cost?

The Youth Family Partner 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.


How Do I Access Services?

Please complete this electronic intake and release form to be contacted by staff for program information and enrollment.

If you have any questions prior to being contacted, please reach out to the staff below. 

San Luis Obispo County

Esme Vasquez, South SLO County - Youth Family Partner (Se habla Español)

Gwen McNamara, North SLO County - Youth Family Partner (Se habla Español)

Ana O'Sullivan, SLO and North Coast - Youth Family Partner (Se habla Español)

North Santa Barbara County

Maria Perez - Santa Maria and Surrounding Areas (Se habla Español)

Zandra Alfaro-Olea – Lompoc and Surrounding Areas (Se habla Español)

Triple P & Youth Coordinators

San Luis Obispo County Triple P Coordinator: Natalia Stilleson, 805-801-4683 or


Northern Santa Barbara County Triple P Coordinator: Zandra Alfaro-Olea, 805-801-5724 or


Please use this Outside Agency Provider Referral Form


For any questions, call Jorge Huerta (Se habla Español),

Family Services Program Manager
at (805) 540-6571

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