Tag archives: FSA

FSA’s Turn to Serve
By Richard Mineards   |   November 21, 2023

The Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara County got into quite a pickle at the Montecito Club at the weekend. The popular charity, founded in 1899, hosted its inaugural pickleball tournament with 68 players organized by local realtor Natalie Collins-Smith, raising $20,000 for senior service programs and youth mental health with sponsorship from Farmers & […]

Dream on: FSA Fundraiser rakes in $160K
By Richard Mineards   |   May 23, 2023

Santa Barbara’s 124-year-old Family Service Agency hosted its first Dreams in Bloom fundraiser with 170 guests and raised around $160,000 toward programs that serve more than 24,000 annually, ensuring access to food, shelter, and other basic needs. The boffo bash at the historic Rockwood Woman’s Club, co-chaired by the tony triumvirate of Maria McCall, Sandy […]

Family Service Agency
By Steven Libowitz   |   November 8, 2022

Across Santa Barbara County, as is true around the country, more children and adolescents are experiencing challenges to emotional well-being, including documented increases in anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. Not surprisingly, the COVID pandemic increased the urgency to address our youth mental health crisis.  Fortunately, Family Service Agency (FSA) of Santa Barbara County, whose organizational […]

Supporting Youth Mental Health
By Lynda Millner   |   May 24, 2022

Family Service Agency (FSA) gave its annual fundraiser at Rockwood Woman’s Club. It began under the oaks on the terrace with a variety of wine, trays of heavy hors d’oeuvres, and music by a great combo. Co-chairs of this fête were Marni Cooney and Sandy Nordahl helped by Katya Armistead, Halle Bedford–Dyer, and Kathy O’Leary. […]

Family Service Agency
By Zach Rosen   |   December 24, 2020

Founded in 1899, the Family Service Agency (FSA) has been a continual source of support in the community for over a century. Over the years they have helped individuals and families with counseling, mental health programs, and more concrete support of basic needs like access to transportation and schools. Of course the pandemic has brought […]