Freedom 4 Youth’s mission is to uplift and empower youth impacted by the criminal legal system to build safe and compassionate communities.
We believe in the power of centering the stories of those most impacted to build belonging, hope, love, and systemic change.
As part of our vision to expand services and partnerships, we moved into the Freedom 4 Youth (F4Y) Center, located at 187 S. Patterson, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA. 93111. The F4Y Center fills critical gaps through individualized case management, direct service programming, and family involvement to reduce recidivism challenges. We strive to create pathways to self-sufficiency, healthy relationships, and goal attainment.
In deep collaboration with people who are currently and formerly incarcerated, F4Y’s vision moving forward is to triple the square footage of its Center, build a full-scale commercial kitchen and multi-purpose mixed martial arts/educational space, and start a catering and meal delivery service that is entirely operated by people who have been impacted by the criminal legal system.