Various materials have been put together by Santa Barbara County’s Voluntary Organization Active in Disaster (VOAD) to help you prepare during an emergency. Community Partners in Caring (CPC) is an active member of VOAD. During the wildfires, designated CPC staff picked-up smoke masks and distributed them to seniors, made them available to volunteers, and sent out updates regarding the fire and air quality. We all need to do our part to keep ourselves and our community safe. Please click on the VOAD logo below to enter their site.




For life threatening emergencies, always call 911

Useful Links

Central Coast Senior Resources

NCOA Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults guide

Ready Santa Barbara County
Preparedness information from Santa Barbara County

National VOAD

California VOAD

Aware & Prepare

Contact the County Fire Department.

Law Enforcement
Contact the County Sheriff’s Department.

Behavioral Wellness
Go to the Behavioral Wellness web site.

Violence and Abuse
Resources for victims of and elder abuse and how to report abuse.

211 Help Line
Non-emergency information and referral, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention.

SB County Emergency Preparedness Guide

Information concerning how to prepare for an emergency, if there is a current emergency or recovery or assistance after an emergency has happened.