• Cottage Health Announces Community Partnership Grant Recipients for Behavioral Health Initiatives

Published on March 16, 2018

Cottage Health Announces Community Partnership Grant Recipients for Behavioral Health Initiatives

For more than 20 years, Cottage Health has been offering grants to community-based organizations. These grants have provided more than $10 million in funding to improve the health of our community.

With community input collected in Cottage Health’s 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment and its Population Health listening tours last year, behavioral health was identified as an area of top priority need in our community.

An environmental scan of Santa Barbara County’s health and health-related nonprofits revealed opportunities to support organizations already doing important behavioral health work in our community. Community partnership grants will be used for initiatives and collaborations that will improve access to behavioral health care and address barriers people have to utilizing available behavioral health services, which include support for mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment programs.

The goal of the grant program is to generate a collective impact, building on the outstanding services being provided by individual organizations throughout our community by facilitating shared knowledge, collaborations and alignment of efforts for shared goals and outcomes.

2017-2018 Behavioral Health Initiative Grant Recipients and Programs

Center for Successful Aging - CareLine Telephone Reassurance Program
Child Abuse Listening Mediation - Santa Barbara Resiliency Project
Doctors Without Walls- Santa Barbara Street Medicine - Behavioral Health Services for Unsheltered Populations
Family Service Agency - School-Based Mental Health (Expanded)
Mental Wellness Center - Youth Mental Wellness Coalition
Pacific Pride Foundation - Counseling for LGBTQ+/HIV Communities
Santa Barbara Alliance for Community Transformation - Westside Health Collaborative
Santa Barbara County Education Office - Welcome Every Baby
Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People - Santa Ynez Valley Aging Adult Behavioral Wellness Program

The 2017-18 Community Partnership Grants Behavioral Health initiative supports new partnerships and growth of existing programs in new settings such as schools and primary care provider clinics. Cottage Health offers ongoing workshops for grantees to provide evaluation support and technical assistance, opportunities for peer-learning and an environment to foster collaboration toward shared goals to identify and meet underserved needs in our community in the area of behavioral health.

To learn more about Cottage Health’s Population Health program and Community Partnership Grants, visit

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