The Family Services Agency provides social services to the elderly of Carpinteria

Source: Family Services Agency

The Santa Barbara County Family Services Agency (FSA) announced that it is providing bilingual social services and case management to Carpinteria residents age 60 or older, giving them the tools they need to cope and live a safe, independent and healthy life.

FSA Case Manager Jasmin Lopez is based at the Carpinteria Children’s Project (CCP) and can help seniors meet their basic needs, including food, medical insurance, housing and transportation, as well as access to mental health counselling. Services are currently operating by phone and email in accordance with public health protocols.

“The pandemic has put an immeasurable strain on older people,” said De Rosenberry, senior services program manager at the FSA. “We see a lot of older people who need help, whether it’s accessing a hot meal, managing their healthcare or coping with isolation.”

“The pandemic has shown that Carpinteria needs more superior services,” said CCP executive director Teresa Alvarez. “The FSA has a proven track record of working with older adults to help them improve their quality of life and stability, and we are fortunate to have them in our community now with this population.

Services are free for Carpinteria residents age 60 or older or caring for an elderly person. To make an appointment with Jasmin, please call (805) 965-1001 x408.

About Santa Barbara County Family Services Agency

Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara County (FSA) is a nonprofit social service agency that has served the people of Santa Barbara County since 1899. Operating as the Santa Maria Valley Youth and Family Center (SMVYFC) in Santa Maria and Little House By The Park (LHP) in Guadalupe, FSA helps the most vulnerable children, families, and seniors in the community meet their basic needs while simultaneously addressing mental health needs. Through this holistic approach, FSA improves the strength and well-being of our community. All services are provided free of charge or on a sliding scale of fees/donations and no one is denied assistance due to inability to pay. (805) 965-1001

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