Faculty

Overview: Systemwide Family Resources, Programs, and Policies for UC Affiliates

COVID-19 Information

Please see UCSB’s campus website for the most up-to-date COVID-19 information, including Chancellor Henry Yang’s latest communication about the measures the campus is taking. 

We will also try to include relevant resources here as they become available. 

UCOP Family Friendly Policies for Faculty
Overview of family-friendly policies for faculty and other academic employees
UCOP Family Friendly Resources for Faculty

Overview of family-friendly resources and programs for faculty and other academic employees

COVID-19 Community Resources

Additional Information & Resources

Additional Information & Resources

Bright Horizons Care Advantage

Summary description of Bright Horizons Care Advantage program, eligibility criteria, and contact information.
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/other-benefits/family-care-resources.html

Note to Staff: This benefit is subject to collective bargaining. If you’re a represented employee, see the Bargaining Units & Contracts page on UCnet to see your current contract.

Bright Horizons Care Advantage® benefit gives eligible UC employees

  • Access to Nanny Placement Services: Receive high-touch local support finding a vetted full-time nanny, with substantial savings. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Preferred enrollment at Bright Horizons centers. Access tuition discounts at participating network child care centers. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Search for Sitters, Nannies & Housekeepers: Find caregivers and housekeepers near you with a free premium membership to Sittercity. DETAILS | USE IT 

  • Find Elder Care Resources: Access a needs assessment, resource library, and search tools to find elder caregivers and facilities. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Get Quality Pet Care: Find experienced pet sitters, dog walkers and more. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Help with Tutoring & Test Prep: Get cost-saving discounts on highly-ranking tutoring services for your family. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Free access to BRIGHT HORIZONS RESOURCE ROOM

    • Learning at Home Resources: From Bright Horizons classrooms to your family room – keep the learning going with age-appropriate videos, activities and webinars on Bright Horizons World at Home. DETAILS | USE IT

    • and many other resources for Family Articles and videos supporting all stages of your family’s life. DETAILS | USE IT

California's Covid-19 Childcare Response

Californians need safe and reliable childcare options during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response. MyChildCare.ca.gov provides an interactive map of qualified licensed childcare providers near you. The tool is available in English and Spanish. Q&As available at https://covid19.ca.gov/childcare/

CDC Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Information about COVID-19

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 from the CDC

Childcare for Essential Workers

If you or someone you know fall under the category of essential worker and needs childcare, please contact the Santa Barbara County Education Office’s Child Care Planning Council Coordinator at 805-964-4711 x 4473 or Children’s Resource and Referral of Santa Barbara County in Santa Barbara 805-963-6631 or Santa Maria at 805-925-7071.

Homeschooling Resources

Home Learning Resources for the Kids, and for you

Meeting nutritional needs

Nutritional Needs: 

  • Free bagged meals for children 18 years old and younger may be picked up at various sites in Santa Barbara County. Visit your local school district website for exact locations and pickup times: Santa Barbara,  CarpinteriaGoletaHopeLompocOrcuttSanta Maria 
  • The FoodBank of Santa Barbara County has temporarily expanded distribution sites for fresh produce and other groceries. 
  • Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) gives students, staff, and faculty the opportunity to invest in an organic farmer from Goleta, John Givens, and get a fresh box of produce weekly. As a CSA member, you receive boxes of fresh, seasonal and organic produce, reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to transporting food, reduce solid waste due to less packaging, and aid community building through supporting a local business. For more information and to sign up visit: Something Good Organics
  • These Grocery Stores are offering special shopping hours for those most at risk for COVID-19
  • A number of Restaurants and grocery stores are now offering takeout and delivery options, please click HERE for a curated list in the Santa Barbara area. 

Family and Childbearing Leave Policies

Academic Personnel Family Friendly Policies Website
Overview of Academic Personnel Family Friendly Policies, including links to documents/sites about specific policies
Brochure Summarizing Family Friendly Academic Personnel Policies

Brochure summarizing academic personnel family friendly policies

UCOP Academic Personnel Manual, Family Accommodations for Childbearing and Childrearing (APM 760)
UCOP Academic Personnel Manual, Family and Medical Leave (APM 715)
UCOP Academic Personnel Manual, Tenure Clock Stoppage (APM 133)
UCSB Academic Personnel Manual, Active Service - Modified Duties (ASMD) (Red Binder VI-5)
UCSB Academic Personnel Manual, Childbearing and Parental Leave (Red Binder VI-1)
UCSB Academic Personnel Manual, Review Deferral and Tenure Clock Stoppage (Red Binder I-4)
UCSB HR Page Leave of Absence - Family & Medical Leave

Campus Child Care Resources

Bright Horizons Care Advantage

Summary description of Bright Horizons Care Advantage program, eligibility criteria, and contact information.
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/other-benefits/family-care-resources.html

Note to Staff: This benefit is subject to collective bargaining. If you’re a represented employee, see the Bargaining Units & Contracts page on UCnet to see your current contract.

Bright Horizons Care Advantage® benefit gives eligible UC employees

  • Access to Nanny Placement Services: Receive high-touch local support finding a vetted full-time nanny, with substantial savings. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Preferred enrollment at Bright Horizons centers. Access tuition discounts at participating network child care centers. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Search for Sitters, Nannies & Housekeepers: Find caregivers and housekeepers near you with a free premium membership to Sittercity. DETAILS | USE IT 

  • Find Elder Care Resources: Access a needs assessment, resource library, and search tools to find elder caregivers and facilities. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Get Quality Pet Care: Find experienced pet sitters, dog walkers and more. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Help with Tutoring & Test Prep: Get cost-saving discounts on highly-ranking tutoring services for your family. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Free access to BRIGHT HORIZONS RESOURCE ROOM

    • Learning at Home Resources: From Bright Horizons classrooms to your family room – keep the learning going with age-appropriate videos, activities and webinars on Bright Horizons World at Home. DETAILS | USE IT

    • and many other resources for Family Articles and videos supporting all stages of your family’s life. DETAILS | USE IT

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
If you are employed​ as faculty, staff, or an Academic Student Employee (i.e. Teaching Assistant, Teaching Associate, Reader, Tutor) or a Graduate Student Researcher, you are eligible to enroll in a flexible spending account (FSA) for dependent care expenses. The DepCare FSA allows you to pay for eligible expenses for care of your child or eligible adult dependent on a pretax basis. As a result, your salary is reduced before taxes are assessed, and you pay less in taxes.
UCSB Early Childhood Care and Education Services

The Orfalea Family Children's Center, located on West Campus, and the University Children's Center, located in the Student Resource Building, provide child care for student, staff and faculty families within the University community. Community families are also welcome if space allows. The Centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and are licensed by the State Department of Social Services. The Centers provide child care for children aged 3 months through 5 years.

UCSB Summer Day Camps

Summer day camps at UCSB

Community Child Care and Camp Resources

1. Children's Resource & Referral Program of Santa Barbara County

This local non-profit offers childcare search databases, tips for finding appropriate childcare options, and referral services.

211 Santa Barbara County

Connecting People to Health & Human Services Information in Santa Barbara County. Information and links for Housing, Utilities, Food, Hygiene & Household, Transportation, Health Care, Mental Wellness, Substance Abuse, Young Adults, Children & Families, Seniors, Education, Finance & Employment, and Legal Assistance

Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to a specialist for personalized assistance. Free, Confidential, 24/7. Available in multiple languages. If out of the area or unable to connect try 800-400-1572.

Art Explorers After School Classes and Camps
Boys and Girls Club

After school care and holiday day camps; Year round youth programs

Bright Horizons Care Advantage

Summary description of Bright Horizons Care Advantage program, eligibility criteria, and contact information.
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/other-benefits/family-care-resources.html

Note to Staff: This benefit is subject to collective bargaining. If you’re a represented employee, see the Bargaining Units & Contracts page on UCnet to see your current contract.

Bright Horizons Care Advantage® benefit gives eligible UC employees

  • Access to Nanny Placement Services: Receive high-touch local support finding a vetted full-time nanny, with substantial savings. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Preferred enrollment at Bright Horizons centers. Access tuition discounts at participating network child care centers. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Search for Sitters, Nannies & Housekeepers: Find caregivers and housekeepers near you with a free premium membership to Sittercity. DETAILS | USE IT 

  • Find Elder Care Resources: Access a needs assessment, resource library, and search tools to find elder caregivers and facilities. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Get Quality Pet Care: Find experienced pet sitters, dog walkers and more. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Help with Tutoring & Test Prep: Get cost-saving discounts on highly-ranking tutoring services for your family. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Free access to BRIGHT HORIZONS RESOURCE ROOM

    • Learning at Home Resources: From Bright Horizons classrooms to your family room – keep the learning going with age-appropriate videos, activities and webinars on Bright Horizons World at Home. DETAILS | USE IT

    • and many other resources for Family Articles and videos supporting all stages of your family’s life. DETAILS | USE IT

Buellton Parks and Recreation Department Youth Camps
California's Covid-19 Childcare Response

Californians need safe and reliable childcare options during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response. MyChildCare.ca.gov provides an interactive map of qualified licensed childcare providers near you. The tool is available in English and Spanish. Q&As available at https://covid19.ca.gov/childcare/

Care.com

For-fee database of care providers

Channel Islands YMCA Child Care
Child care and after school care
Channel Islands YMCA Summer Camps
Informaton about summer camps offered by the Channel Islands YMCA
Childcare for Essential Workers

If you or someone you know fall under the category of essential worker and needs childcare, please contact the Santa Barbara County Education Office’s Child Care Planning Council Coordinator at 805-964-4711 x 4473 or Children’s Resource and Referral of Santa Barbara County in Santa Barbara 805-963-6631 or Santa Maria at 805-925-7071.

Discoveries Bright Horizons Preschool
NAEYC-accredited Bright Horizons Preschool, which offers priority enrollment to UCSB affiliates (through UC's contract with Bright Horizons) for child care for toddlers (18 months and up) through kindergarten prep, as well as drop-in care
First 5 Santa Barbara County

Country commission supporting children aged 0 through 5 in Santa Barbara County; sign up for information about child development, supplies, access to local family support services, information about quality local early child care and education services, invitations to community events, and information about parenting classes and social groups

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara

After school care and day camps; Teen and gymnastics programs

Isla Vista Youth Projects

Child care and after school care/Children's Center/Family Resource Center

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accredited Program Directory

NAEYC-accredited child care program directory; search page for programs in your area. This site is currently under construction. We will update the link when there is new information. In the meantime, check out these helpful tips on what to look for in a quality program: https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/what-look-program

Santa Barbara Art Museum Summer and After School Camps
Santa Barbara Family Child Care Association
Directory of accredited (licensed) family child care centers in the greater Santa Barbara area
Santa Barbara Independent Summer Camp Guide
Search the Santa Barbara Independent site for “summer camp guide” to find the most current guide.
Santa Barbara Natural History Museum Children's Educational Programs

After school care, classes for families and children, day camps (holidays and summer)

Santa Barbara Preschool Directory (2013-14 version)
A free publication produced by the Santa Barbara Parents of Multiples club, this list provides an extensive listing of preschool and childcare options in Santa Barbara with information ​on tuition rates, ​minimum age requirements, teaching ratios, and contact ​information.
Santa Barbara Zoo Day Camps (Summer and Holidays)
SB Family & Life Magazine Summer Camp Guide
Terrific Scientific After School Classes and Camps
Wilderness Youth Project Summer Camps
Winnie

Parents use Winnie to discover high-quality local daycares and preschools and learn all about their programs including detailed descriptions, photos, tuition information, licensing status, availability data and more. Child care providers use Winnie to fill their open spaces, build their wait lists, and get support and resources to run their business efficiently.

Nursing Mothers (Lactation Support)

CDC Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Information about COVID-19

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 from the CDC

Cottage Hospital Lactation Center
Lactation support programs and services through Cottage Hospital
UC Policy for Accommodations for Nursing Mothers
UC Policy (PPSM 84) on Accommodations for Nursing Mothers
UCSB HR Page for Lactation Support Program

Our campus offers access to lactation rooms, breast pumps and supplies, and other types of lactation support through the Human Resources department.

Welcome Every Baby

Welcome Every Baby (WEB) a personalized home visitation program for newborns and their families in Santa Barbara County.  Since 2002, the WEB program has been providing, at no charge to the families, confidential home visits by registered nurses that are certified in lactation.  WEB focuses on the primary relationship between parents and their newborn(s).  WEB, in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and Dignity Health Home Health, is committed to providing all families with early postpartum support.

The WEB Nurse Home Visit includes:

  • An early mother and newborn medical assessment in the privacy of your own home
  • Breastfeeding support and education
  • Hands on teaching, information and support regarding your newborn's, development, nutrition and other parenting concerns.
  • Information, support and linkages to services regarding baby blues and postpartum depression
  • Information and referrals for developmental concerns, pre-school for siblings, Medi-Cal and other resources in your community

Children's Programs, Fitness, and Recreation

211 Santa Barbara County

Connecting People to Health & Human Services Information in Santa Barbara County. Information and links for Housing, Utilities, Food, Hygiene & Household, Transportation, Health Care, Mental Wellness, Substance Abuse, Young Adults, Children & Families, Seniors, Education, Finance & Employment, and Legal Assistance

Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to a specialist for personalized assistance. Free, Confidential, 24/7. Available in multiple languages. If out of the area or unable to connect try 800-400-1572.

Boys and Girls Club

After school care and holiday day camps; Year round youth programs

Bright Horizons Care Advantage

Summary description of Bright Horizons Care Advantage program, eligibility criteria, and contact information.
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/other-benefits/family-care-resources.html

Note to Staff: This benefit is subject to collective bargaining. If you’re a represented employee, see the Bargaining Units & Contracts page on UCnet to see your current contract.

Bright Horizons Care Advantage® benefit gives eligible UC employees

  • Access to Nanny Placement Services: Receive high-touch local support finding a vetted full-time nanny, with substantial savings. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Preferred enrollment at Bright Horizons centers. Access tuition discounts at participating network child care centers. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Search for Sitters, Nannies & Housekeepers: Find caregivers and housekeepers near you with a free premium membership to Sittercity. DETAILS | USE IT 

  • Find Elder Care Resources: Access a needs assessment, resource library, and search tools to find elder caregivers and facilities. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Get Quality Pet Care: Find experienced pet sitters, dog walkers and more. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Help with Tutoring & Test Prep: Get cost-saving discounts on highly-ranking tutoring services for your family. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Free access to BRIGHT HORIZONS RESOURCE ROOM

    • Learning at Home Resources: From Bright Horizons classrooms to your family room – keep the learning going with age-appropriate videos, activities and webinars on Bright Horizons World at Home. DETAILS | USE IT

    • and many other resources for Family Articles and videos supporting all stages of your family’s life. DETAILS | USE IT

Buellton Parks and Recreation Department Youth Programs
Carpinteria Parks and Recreation
Channel Islands YMCA Family Programs and Events
Channel Islands YMCA Teen Education and Leadership Programs
Channel Islands YMCA Youth Swim, Sports, and Recreation Programs
Information about youth swim, sports, and other recreational programs offered by the Channel Islands YMCA
City of Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation Youth Activities
First 5 Santa Barbara County

Country commission supporting children aged 0 through 5 in Santa Barbara County; sign up for information about child development, supplies, access to local family support services, information about quality local early child care and education services, invitations to community events, and information about parenting classes and social groups

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara

After school care and day camps; Teen and gymnastics programs

Homeschooling Resources

Home Learning Resources for the Kids, and for you

Isla Vista Youth Projects

Child care and after school care/Children's Center/Family Resource Center

Lompoc Parks and Recreation
Santa Barbara Country Public Library System Programs and Events
Search page for Santa Barbara Public Library system programs and events
Santa Barbara Natural History Museum Children's Educational Programs

After school care, classes for families and children, day camps (holidays and summer)

Santa Barbara Natural History Museum Teen Programs
Classes and other programs for teens
Solvang Parks and Recreation
Click on "Current Program Schedule" for family and youth activities
UCSB Arts & Lectures Family Fun Series
UCSB Recreation Center Youth Programs
Youth programs at UCSB through the Recreation Center
Wilderness Youth Project
Winnie

Parents use Winnie to discover high-quality local daycares and preschools and learn all about their programs including detailed descriptions, photos, tuition information, licensing status, availability data and more. Child care providers use Winnie to fill their open spaces, build their wait lists, and get support and resources to run their business efficiently.

Elder Care Resources and Other Home Help

211 Santa Barbara County

Connecting People to Health & Human Services Information in Santa Barbara County. Information and links for Housing, Utilities, Food, Hygiene & Household, Transportation, Health Care, Mental Wellness, Substance Abuse, Young Adults, Children & Families, Seniors, Education, Finance & Employment, and Legal Assistance

Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to a specialist for personalized assistance. Free, Confidential, 24/7. Available in multiple languages. If out of the area or unable to connect try 800-400-1572.

AARP Family Caregiving

Key resources and practical tips for navigating your role as caregiver for aging family members. 

Bright Horizons Care Advantage

Summary description of Bright Horizons Care Advantage program, eligibility criteria, and contact information.
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/other-benefits/family-care-resources.html

Note to Staff: This benefit is subject to collective bargaining. If you’re a represented employee, see the Bargaining Units & Contracts page on UCnet to see your current contract.

Bright Horizons Care Advantage® benefit gives eligible UC employees

  • Access to Nanny Placement Services: Receive high-touch local support finding a vetted full-time nanny, with substantial savings. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Preferred enrollment at Bright Horizons centers. Access tuition discounts at participating network child care centers. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Search for Sitters, Nannies & Housekeepers: Find caregivers and housekeepers near you with a free premium membership to Sittercity. DETAILS | USE IT 

  • Find Elder Care Resources: Access a needs assessment, resource library, and search tools to find elder caregivers and facilities. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Get Quality Pet Care: Find experienced pet sitters, dog walkers and more. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Help with Tutoring & Test Prep: Get cost-saving discounts on highly-ranking tutoring services for your family. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Free access to BRIGHT HORIZONS RESOURCE ROOM

    • Learning at Home Resources: From Bright Horizons classrooms to your family room – keep the learning going with age-appropriate videos, activities and webinars on Bright Horizons World at Home. DETAILS | USE IT

    • and many other resources for Family Articles and videos supporting all stages of your family’s life. DETAILS | USE IT

Care.com

For-fee database of care providers

Santa Barbara County Senior Resource Directory
A listing of nonprofit and governmental agencies offering services to seniors with descriptions of services and benefits.

Family and Parent Resources

211 Santa Barbara County

Connecting People to Health & Human Services Information in Santa Barbara County. Information and links for Housing, Utilities, Food, Hygiene & Household, Transportation, Health Care, Mental Wellness, Substance Abuse, Young Adults, Children & Families, Seniors, Education, Finance & Employment, and Legal Assistance

Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to a specialist for personalized assistance. Free, Confidential, 24/7. Available in multiple languages. If out of the area or unable to connect try 800-400-1572.

Bright Horizons Care Advantage

Summary description of Bright Horizons Care Advantage program, eligibility criteria, and contact information.
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/other-benefits/family-care-resources.html

Note to Staff: This benefit is subject to collective bargaining. If you’re a represented employee, see the Bargaining Units & Contracts page on UCnet to see your current contract.

Bright Horizons Care Advantage® benefit gives eligible UC employees

  • Access to Nanny Placement Services: Receive high-touch local support finding a vetted full-time nanny, with substantial savings. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Preferred enrollment at Bright Horizons centers. Access tuition discounts at participating network child care centers. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Search for Sitters, Nannies & Housekeepers: Find caregivers and housekeepers near you with a free premium membership to Sittercity. DETAILS | USE IT 

  • Find Elder Care Resources: Access a needs assessment, resource library, and search tools to find elder caregivers and facilities. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Get Quality Pet Care: Find experienced pet sitters, dog walkers and more. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Help with Tutoring & Test Prep: Get cost-saving discounts on highly-ranking tutoring services for your family. DETAILS | USE IT

  • Free access to BRIGHT HORIZONS RESOURCE ROOM

    • Learning at Home Resources: From Bright Horizons classrooms to your family room – keep the learning going with age-appropriate videos, activities and webinars on Bright Horizons World at Home. DETAILS | USE IT

    • and many other resources for Family Articles and videos supporting all stages of your family’s life. DETAILS | USE IT

California Casualty auto, renter, and homeowners insurance

UC employees have access to auto, renter and homeowners insurance through California Casualty. Employees deal directly with the insurer, and premiums may be paid through payroll deduction.

California's Covid-19 Childcare Response

Californians need safe and reliable childcare options during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response. MyChildCare.ca.gov provides an interactive map of qualified licensed childcare providers near you. The tool is available in English and Spanish. Q&As available at https://covid19.ca.gov/childcare/

College Savings Plan

Information about ScholarShare, California's 529 College Savings Plan

Emergency Loan Information

Emergency loans available to UCSB employees with an immediate need for funds as a result of an emergency, dire financial hardship, or no other source of money wiithin the necessary time to act

Employee Discounts

A growing list of discounts available to UCSB employees

Homeschooling Resources

Home Learning Resources for the Kids, and for you

National Science Foundation Career-Life Balance Initiative FAQ
UCSB HR Page for Lactation Support Program

Our campus offers access to lactation rooms, breast pumps and supplies, and other types of lactation support through the Human Resources department.

Unity Shoppe
Referrals required-available through Social Workers, UCSB Women's Center
Welcome Every Baby

Welcome Every Baby (WEB) a personalized home visitation program for newborns and their families in Santa Barbara County.  Since 2002, the WEB program has been providing, at no charge to the families, confidential home visits by registered nurses that are certified in lactation.  WEB focuses on the primary relationship between parents and their newborn(s).  WEB, in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and Dignity Health Home Health, is committed to providing all families with early postpartum support.

The WEB Nurse Home Visit includes:

  • An early mother and newborn medical assessment in the privacy of your own home
  • Breastfeeding support and education
  • Hands on teaching, information and support regarding your newborn's, development, nutrition and other parenting concerns.
  • Information, support and linkages to services regarding baby blues and postpartum depression
  • Information and referrals for developmental concerns, pre-school for siblings, Medi-Cal and other resources in your community
Winnie

Parents use Winnie to discover high-quality local daycares and preschools and learn all about their programs including detailed descriptions, photos, tuition information, licensing status, availability data and more. Child care providers use Winnie to fill their open spaces, build their wait lists, and get support and resources to run their business efficiently.

Health

211 Santa Barbara County

Connecting People to Health & Human Services Information in Santa Barbara County. Information and links for Housing, Utilities, Food, Hygiene & Household, Transportation, Health Care, Mental Wellness, Substance Abuse, Young Adults, Children & Families, Seniors, Education, Finance & Employment, and Legal Assistance

Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to a specialist for personalized assistance. Free, Confidential, 24/7. Available in multiple languages. If out of the area or unable to connect try 800-400-1572.

At Your Service Online Sign-In Page
Benefits Overview
UCSB HR Benefits home page offers information concerning benefits enrollment, eligibility, enrollment changes, and UC insurance plan contact information.
Health Care Facilitator Program
The UCSB Health Care Facilitator program provides assistance in navigating the UC health plans and resolving problems with the UC health plans.
Mental Health: Academic & Staff Assistance Program
UCSB's Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) offers short-term confidential, cost-free counseling for personal and/or work-related concerns for UCSB employees and their eligible family members.
UCnet Page for Disability Insurance

UCnet disability insurance webpage offers information about UC's short term and voluntary disability insurance plans

UCOP Academic Personnel Manual Family and Medical Leave (APM 715)
UCOP Academic Personnel Manual Sick Leave (APM 710)
UCSB Academic Personnel Manual, Sick Leave (Red Binder VI-3)
UCSB HR Page for Disability Insurance

UCSB disability insurance webpage offers information about UC's short term and voluntary disability insurance plans

UCSB HR Page Leave of Absence - Family & Medical Leave
UCSB HR Wellness Resources

A listing of some of the UCSB wellness and health programs. Most of these services are for UCSB employees only.

Nutrition

211 Santa Barbara County

Connecting People to Health & Human Services Information in Santa Barbara County. Information and links for Housing, Utilities, Food, Hygiene & Household, Transportation, Health Care, Mental Wellness, Substance Abuse, Young Adults, Children & Families, Seniors, Education, Finance & Employment, and Legal Assistance

Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to a specialist for personalized assistance. Free, Confidential, 24/7. Available in multiple languages. If out of the area or unable to connect try 800-400-1572.

Food Access at UCSB

The resources described on this website are primarily targeted for UCSB students, however, some resources are available to academic and staff personnel also.
http://food.ucsb.edu/

Hungry to Learn Flyer
http://food.ucsb.edu/docs/default-source/default-document-library/hungry-to-learn.pdf?sfvrsn=93f14969_0

Supporting Students

Meeting nutritional needs

Nutritional Needs: 

  • Free bagged meals for children 18 years old and younger may be picked up at various sites in Santa Barbara County. Visit your local school district website for exact locations and pickup times: Santa Barbara,  CarpinteriaGoletaHopeLompocOrcuttSanta Maria 
  • The FoodBank of Santa Barbara County has temporarily expanded distribution sites for fresh produce and other groceries. 
  • Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) gives students, staff, and faculty the opportunity to invest in an organic farmer from Goleta, John Givens, and get a fresh box of produce weekly. As a CSA member, you receive boxes of fresh, seasonal and organic produce, reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to transporting food, reduce solid waste due to less packaging, and aid community building through supporting a local business. For more information and to sign up visit: Something Good Organics
  • These Grocery Stores are offering special shopping hours for those most at risk for COVID-19
  • A number of Restaurants and grocery stores are now offering takeout and delivery options, please click HERE for a curated list in the Santa Barbara area. 
UCSB HR Wellness Resources

A listing of some of the UCSB wellness and health programs. Most of these services are for UCSB employees only.

Housing

211 Santa Barbara County

Connecting People to Health & Human Services Information in Santa Barbara County. Information and links for Housing, Utilities, Food, Hygiene & Household, Transportation, Health Care, Mental Wellness, Substance Abuse, Young Adults, Children & Families, Seniors, Education, Finance & Employment, and Legal Assistance

Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to a specialist for personalized assistance. Free, Confidential, 24/7. Available in multiple languages. If out of the area or unable to connect try 800-400-1572.

Coastal Housing Partnership

Coastal Housing Partnership is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the community by assisting local employees with their home buying needs.

UCSB Faculty Housing
Faculty housing site, with links to many other resources
University & Community Housing Services

University & Community Housing Services: Resources ranging from university housing contracts to off-campus rental listings as well as landlord/tenant dispute resolution, mediation program, and rental advice.
http://www.housing.ucsb.edu/contracts

Social Support

Additional Information & Resources

Additional Information & Resources

Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP)
This Santa Barbara non-profit is run by trained volunteers ​and offers mostly free training and support for new families. Services include expectant parent classes, new parent social groups,and a free 24-hour "warmline" ​that provides confidential one-on-one support. PEP’s philosophy is that there is no one right way to parent, and they offer new parents a safe environment to learn from and lean on their peers – free from judgement, soliciting, and pressure.
Santa Barbara Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
​The local chapter of this international mothers support group hosts gatherings every other week for moms whose kids have not yet entered kindergarten.
Santa Barbara Parents of Multiples
Welcome Every Baby

Welcome Every Baby (WEB) a personalized home visitation program for newborns and their families in Santa Barbara County.  Since 2002, the WEB program has been providing, at no charge to the families, confidential home visits by registered nurses that are certified in lactation.  WEB focuses on the primary relationship between parents and their newborn(s).  WEB, in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and Dignity Health Home Health, is committed to providing all families with early postpartum support.

The WEB Nurse Home Visit includes:

  • An early mother and newborn medical assessment in the privacy of your own home
  • Breastfeeding support and education
  • Hands on teaching, information and support regarding your newborn's, development, nutrition and other parenting concerns.
  • Information, support and linkages to services regarding baby blues and postpartum depression
  • Information and referrals for developmental concerns, pre-school for siblings, Medi-Cal and other resources in your community

Other Resources

211 Santa Barbara County

Connecting People to Health & Human Services Information in Santa Barbara County. Information and links for Housing, Utilities, Food, Hygiene & Household, Transportation, Health Care, Mental Wellness, Substance Abuse, Young Adults, Children & Families, Seniors, Education, Finance & Employment, and Legal Assistance

Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to a specialist for personalized assistance. Free, Confidential, 24/7. Available in multiple languages. If out of the area or unable to connect try 800-400-1572.

COVID-19 Information

Please see UCSB’s campus website for the most up-to-date COVID-19 information, including Chancellor Henry Yang’s latest communication about the measures the campus is taking. 

We will also try to include relevant resources here as they become available. 

New York Times Family Well Blog
The Pregnant Scholar

Online toolkit for university students, faculty, and administrators on pregnancy and parenting.