Coast Caregiver Resource Center

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Who We Are

Coast Caregiver Resource Center (CCRC) is the point of entry to local supportive services available to nonpaid family members ages 18 and older caring for adults with adult-onset brain impairments and older adults with disabling conditions.

Our services are available throughout the Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties. Regardless of income, most services are free or provided at low cost to family caregivers.

A program of Cottage Health, CCRC is committed to the well-being of our communities through service with excellence, integrity, and compassion.

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What We Do

Consultation and Education

All clients receive free, confidential and personalized guidance in managing caregiving responsibilities and referrals to helpful resources. Trained staff provide individualized assessment and care planning, including: 

  • Guidance in managing caregiving responsibilities
  • Education regarding diagnosis and care needs
  • Advocacy for services
  • Short-term respite and/or counseling grants
  • Referrals to community resources

Support Groups

Staff-facilitated groups offer caregivers a venue for peer support.

Mental Health Counseling 

Short-term counseling is available to help family members adjust to initial or ongoing challenges related caregiving, such as:

  • Grief related to a loved one’s diagnosis
  • Role changes
  • Family conflicts
  • Stress management

Respite Care

Eligible clients may receive short-term respite care (substitute care). Depending on funding, CCRC provides financial assistance for in-home support, adult day care services or short-term out-of-home care.

For more information download the Coast Caregiver Resource Center brochure

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What are California Caregiver Resource Centers?

CCRC is one of 11 regional nonprofit Caregiver Resource Centers that serve the estimated 5.5 million unpaid family and friend caregivers across the state.

The 11 nonprofit California Caregiver Resource Centers (CRCs), serve family caregivers of adults (18+) affected by chronic and debilitating health conditions including dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, cerebrovascular diseases (such as stroke or aneurysms), degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and multiple sclerosis, or traumatic brain injury (TBI), among many others.

Combined, the CRCs serve every county in California. Each CRC tailors its services to its geographic area.

The CRCs are united by shared values emphasizing choice, collaboration, innovation, quality, participation, respect and diversity.

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Our services are entirely funded by grants and private donations.

CCRC is generously supported by the California Department of Health Care Services, the Central Coast Area Agency on Aging, and the Santa Barbara Foundation. Donations are a vital source of funding. All donations are tax deductible and gratefully received.

Contact Us

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Phone: (805) 569-8950, or
(888) 488-6555


Address: 2415 De La Vina St.,
Santa Barbara, CA 93102

California Caregiver Resource Centers

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The California Caregiver Resource Center (CRC) system consists of 11 sites across the state that support unpaid family caregivers by providing essential services. To connect with support wherever you live, visit

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Donate to Coast Caregiver Resource Center

We invite you to contribute through the Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, online here by selecting CCRC from the drop-down menu or by calling (805) 879-8980.

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National Caregivers Library

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The National Caregivers Library is one of the most extensive libraries for caregivers that exist today. Find hundreds of articles, forms, checklists and links to topic-specific external resources.

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Caregiver Self-Assessment Questionnaire

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This questionnaire can help caregivers look at their own behavior and health risks. With their healthcare provider’s help, this questionnaire can also help caregivers make decisions that may benefit both the caregiver and the cared for.

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