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Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara County, California, officially the County of Santa Barbara, is a county located in the southern portion of the state of California, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 423,895. The county seat is Santa Barbara, and the largest city is Santa Maria.

Santa Barbara County comprises the Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Most of the county is part of the California Central Coast. Mainstays of the countyƕs economy include engineering, resource extraction (particularly petroleum extraction and diatomaceous earth mining), winemaking, agriculture, and education. The software development and tourism industries are important employers in the southern part of the county.

Southern Santa Barbara County is sometimes considered the northern cultural boundary of Southern California.

Please see our Guide to County Resource Organizations page a brief description of the following organizations.

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Regional Center

Tri-Counties Regional Center

520 East Montecito Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3278
Phone: (800) 322-6994 or (805) 962-7881
Fax: (805) 884-7229

Areas Served: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties

Early Start Family Resource Center

Alpha Resource Center of Santa Barbara County – Family First

4501 Cathedral Oaks Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Phone: 805-683-2145 | 877-414-6227
Fax: 805-967-3647

Special Education Plan Areas (SELPA)

Santa Barbara County: SELPA

401 N Fairview Avenue
Goleta, CA 93117
Phone: 805-683-1424

Child Care Resource Referral Agencies

Children’s Resource & Referral Program

124 Carmen Lane, Suite C
Santa Barbara, CA 93458
Referral: 805-962-8988
Fax: 805-962-2561

Local Plan Council (LPC)

Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools

4400 Cathedral Oaks Road
P. O. Box 6307
Santa Barbara, CA 93160-6307
Phone: 805-964-4711

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County Office of Education

Santa Barbara County Office of Education

4400 Cathedral Oaks Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93110-1042
Phone: 408-453-6500

Early Head Start/Head Start

Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County

5638 Hollister Avenue, Suite 230
Goleta, CA 93117
Phone: 805-964-8857