Freedom 4 Youth’s mission is to uplift and empower youth 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 our new multi-purpose 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 continuously root our vision in the pillars of the organization: 1. Mentorship 2. Blueprints 4 Freedom (Programs) 3. Energized Community Network 4. Advocacy. With an array of programming, we provide comprehensive Blueprints 4 Freedom rooted in education, careers, leadership, and community service.
We partner with community-based partners at-large (see “Our Partners” page), UCSB, Santa Barbara City College, Workforce Investment Board of Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara County Probation and Sheriffs Department, and Santa Barbara County Public Defender’s Office to provide individuals and families with re-entry support services in a community-based setting. Youth are supported in defining their own educational and career pathways and developing action plans with measurable goals to achieve independent, healthy, and sustainable living.