The CalSAFE Center at Santa Barbara High School provides services to pregnant teenagers and teenage parents who are enrolled at all area high schools. Parents qualify for the program until age 19; children qualify while they are 0-5 years of age.
Infant and toddler children are provided with high-quality early education services on the Santa Barbara High School site while teen parents attend high school classes. Both pregnant teens and teen parents are offered assistance with their academic coursework. They also attend prenatal and parenting classes and complete a supervised one-hour lab in the center each day.
The major goal of the program is to provide support services to teen parents so that they can remain in high school and graduate. The program has met this goal with a 95 percent success rate over the past 20 years.
Contact: Cal-SAFE Coordinator, (805) 966-9101, extension 279