Supportive Services

Santa Barbara New Beginnings Supportive and Housing ServicesSupportive Services Program
For The Housing Authority of The City of Santa Barbara

The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara (HACSB) has partnered with New Beginnings Counseling Center (NBCC) for the past six years to administer its Supportive Services Program, providing more than two thousand case management and counseling hours to its clients each year.

The goal of the Supportive Services Program is to improve the quality of life of Housing Authority clients, with an emphasis on promoting independence, well-being, and self-sufficiency. Through this relationship, NBCC case managers work directly with some of the over 3,000 clients of HACSB providing a myriad of services including case management, eviction prevention and transitional assistance. All services are free, confidential and voluntary.

We strive to help our mutual clients build an enduring and successful relationship with their landlords and assist them in maintaining long-term, stable tenancies.

More than just bricks and mortar, the program was first designed by the HACSB as a rare innovation focused on the success of its residents.

Our services go far beyond just “housing” HACSB clients. We work to connect our clients with healthcare, counseling, employment services, senior services, in home support/care, legal assistance, public benefits and many other resources.

For more information about the Supportive Services Program, please contact:

Lesley Wilson, MA, LMFT
Case Manager, Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara
Tel. (805) 897-1048
lwilson@hacsb.org

Marina Vicario ( English and Spanish / en ingles y español)
Case Manager, Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara
Tel. (805) 897-1050
mvicario@hacsb.org