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.
San Luis Obispo and North Santa Barbara County
Families, guardians, and caregivers concerned that their minor child is having mental health issues.
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.
If you have any questions prior to being contacted, please reach out to the staff below.
Mayra Valencia, 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)
Maria Perez - Santa Maria and Surrounding Areas (Se habla Español)
Zandra Alfaro-Olea – Lompoc and Surrounding Areas (Se habla Español)
Please use this Outside Agency Provider Referral Form
For any questions, call Shawn Ison,
Family Services Program Manager
at (805) 540-6571