VTC Enterprises: Making Lives a Little Brighter

Before Eleni came to Vocational Training Center (VTC) Enterprises, she used to cry or run away within five minutes of walking into a store or movie theater. After an assessment by Stephanie Foster, PhD, OTR/L, Eleni was diagnosed as tactile defensive, which means that she is unusually sensitive to touch in ways that can make her feel uncomfortable or even in pain. To help Eleni become more at ease in various situations and, therefore, live a richer life, Dr. Foster prescribed specific training and activities for her through VTC’s new Sensory Integration Program (SIP). Read more...

SB County Food Action Plan

In Santa Barbara County, we are addressing the challenges that place our health, environment and community at risk. The Food Action Plan is the result of two years of collaboration and partnership, over a thousand hours of volunteer time, and the significant investment of local foundations and donors. Explore the plan

Community Caregiving Initiative

The Santa Barbara Foundation is committed to innovative solutions supporting people who need care and the people who care for them. The Community Caregiver Initiative (CCI) is increasing awareness and advancing support for the 70,000 unpaid family caregivers in Santa Barbara County.
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