Community Services

Financial Literacy

The Economic Empowerment program helps families with children 0 - 5 years of age learn financial strategies that encourage sustainable independence. Participants will leave with resources and tools that they can use to manage their family budget.

The program covers topics such as:

  • Daily money management
  • Budgeting tools and savings
  • Basic credits and debits

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Have child 0-5 years of age
  • Resident of Santa Barbara County
  • Commitment of attending at least 4 appointments
  • Willingness to learn and ask questions

Contact Community Services

For more information, to enroll or support our programs, please call the office nearest you:
• Direct:
• Toll-Free:
• Fax: 805-964-6798

• Email:

Did You Know?


Individuals have participated in the program since its inception in February 2019


of participants who completed the program demonstrated an increase in their financial well-being