American Business Women's Assoc.
Education and equity for women in the working world. Scholarships/grants
available. Sally Smith, 805-965-2065, or www.abwa.org.
American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA). Enables women in
accounting to achieve their potential and contribute to the profession.
Diane Ravenscroft, 805-963-1837, or www.aswasb.org.
Business and Professional Women USA. Promotes equity for working
Ninety-Nines, Inc. International organization of women pilots.
Networking and scholarship opportunities for women, and aviation education
in the community. 805-682-1472.
S.B. Women Lawyers. Nonprofit for gender equality. Bimonthly dinner
meetings, speakers, MCLE credits, newsletter. Scholarships available.
Society of Women Engineers. Encourages women engineers to attain high
levels of achievement. Chapter at UCSB. Yvonne Freeman 805-893-8193
Women's Economic Ventures. Nonprofit that helps women to become
economically self-sufficient through entrepreneurial and career development.
Scholarships available. 805-965-6073 or
Commission for Women. A fact-finding
body, bringing recommendations to the Board of Supervisors in critical areas
including employment, education, rape, battered women, minorities, and law,
medical, and child care. 805-568-3410.
Democratic Women of S.B. County. Members support Democratic Party,
hold fund-raisers and discussion meetings throughout the year.
805-568-5932 or DemWomenSB@cox.net.
League of Women Voters of S.B. Nonpartisan, provides voters pro/con
information on ballot measures. Members study and act on issues. Public
meetings. Men and women members welcome. 805-965-2422 or
NOW Santa Barbara
We meet every third Thursday of the month at 1232 de la vina @ 7pm in the Lu
Gilbert Room. We are active in transforming community through equality,
justice and artistic expression. Contact information is
email@example.com and 805-564-8300
S.B. Women's Political Committee. Political action committee to
further gender equality and feminist values. 805-564-6876 or www.sbwpc.com.
Sweet Adelines. Singing
organizations for women committed to leading the musical art form of
barbershop harmony through education and performances. Toni Yeagle,
UCSB Women's Center. Works to understand the changing roles of women
and men, and expand the educational, professional, and personal
opportunities for women. Support services. 805-893-3778 or www.sa.ucsb.edu/women'scenter.
Breast-Feeding Coalition. Medical
professionals, social service providers, childbirth educators, lactation
consultants and education, and breast-feeding advocates.
805-681-5276 or www.breastfeeding.org.
La Leche League - Non-profit organization
providing breastfeeding support and information
through monthly meetings, phone and email help,
and lending library. 805.685.1494 or
Life Network. Supportive atmosphere in which to address issues
relating to young, single parenting. 805-967-9096 or www.lifenetworksb.org.
Planned Parenthood S.B. Medical services, education, family planning,
pregnancy counseling, and birth control. 805-963-5801 or www.ppsbvslo.org/contact.htm.
Postpartum Education for Parents. Nonprofit founded by a group of
mothers to offer support after the births of their children. Relies on
trained parent volunteers. 805-564-3888 or www.sbpep.org.
Prenatal Exercise and Childbirth Education Classes. Classes, goods,
and services for pregnant women. Baby slings, nutrition, massage. Fredda
Prenatal/Postpartum Exercises. S.B. Family YMCA offers prenatal
exercise and yoga classes for expectant and new mothers.
805-687-7727 ext. 229.
S.B. Birth Resource Ctr. and Breast-Feeding Project. Info resources
and services for pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting.
805-683-9590 or 805-683-4270.
S.B. Pregnancy Clinic. Confidential and caring environment for teens
and adults with an unplanned pregnancy. 805-569-2220.
St. Vincent's, S.B. Helps single
moms on welfare or very low income with affordable transitional housing and
services, day care for infants/toddlers and preschool age children.
Transition House. Drug- and alcohol-free residential program for
homeless families. ESL, computer, and parenting classes. Career Development
Program, Infant Care Center, childcare referrals, and Second and Third Stage
Housing Programs. 805-966-9668 or www.transitionhouse.com.
Body Electric. Promotes
participation, recognition, and celebration of women and girls in sports and
physical activity. 805-569-7144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Curves for Women. Dedicated to providing affordable, one-stop
exercise and nutritional guidance. Goleta 805-692-5399, S.B.
805-963-1290, or www.curvesgoleta.com.
Fitness Gallery, a Women's Health Club. Full line of equipment,
classes in yoga, cardio kickboxing, massage, and babysitting.
Lady Firm Athletic Club. All-women's athletic workout facility.
Includes cardio equipment, spinning and classes, massage, tanning, and
nutrition counseling. 805-962-8006.
Tone-Up S.B. All-women, private fitness facility that offers great
workout and support. Dance, Pilates, weight room exercises, and
calisthenics. 805-898-8910 or www.tone-up.com.
Women's Sport Foundation. Provides increased participation and career
opportunities for girls and women in sports and fitness.
805-898-8910 or email@example.com.
Breast Care Center at Goleta Valley
Cottage Hospital. Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of breast disease for
all patients. 805-681-6459.
Breast Cancer Reach to Recovery. One-on-one visitation program for
women with a concern about breast cancer. Support for the loved ones of
breast cancer patients. 805-963-1576.
Breast Resource Center. For women with breast cancer; support and
educational meetings with cancer experts as speakers. No cost, families
welcome. 805-569-9693 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancer Early Detection Program. Breast and cervical cancer screening
program for low-income, uninsured women ages 40 and over. Eligible women can
receive a free clinical breast exam and mammogram annually.
Susan Love MD Breast Cancer Research Foundation. A nonprofit
organization dedicated to the eradication of breast cancer, innovation, and
generation of education, research, and advocacy. 310- 230-1712 or www.susanlovemd.com.
Casa Serena, Inc. A safe, sober
living environment for women recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction.
Christian Post-Abortion Support Group. Helps women deal with the
emotional pain of abortion. Free. Sponsored through Life Network.
The Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence. Variety of
programs to assist abused women, including support groups, counseling, and
batterers' treatment programs. 24-hour hotline, 805-656-1111.
Domestic Violence Solutions for S.B. County. Full-service domestic
violence agency, with three 24-hour emergency shelters, four 24-hour
hotlines, a transitional housing program, and counseling for men, women, and
children affected by domestic violence. 805-963-4458 or www.dvsolutions.org.
It's Not About Food Support Group. Support groups for women healing
their relationships with food and their bodies. Lending library, referral
support, and relationship seminars. 805-899-1970.
Oliver House. Transitional graduate house for women recovering from
alcoholism or addiction to alcohol or drugs, and who are parenting young
S.B. Rape Crisis Center.
Dedicated to ending sexual assault. 805-963-6832 or www.sbrapecrisiscenter.org.
Women's Sexuality Center. Classes, lectures, and workshops devoted to
the sexual empowerment and fulfillment of women. Couples welcome.
Women's Therapy Support Group. Small, confidential empowerment group.
Various topics discussed each week. Lesley, 805-565-9398 or
Villa Majella Maternity Home. Supportive maternity home and
empowering program to assist a woman choosing to parent or place her child
for adoption. 805-683-2838.
Social and Service Clubs
Swedish Women's Education Assoc. (SWEA).
Scholarships for women. 805-969-1391 or www.swea.org.
United Nations Assoc. Nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving
the effectiveness of the United Nations. Places special emphasis on support
of women and children caught up in conflicts nationwide.
805-963-0433 ext. 213.
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF-SB). Unites
women in all countries who oppose war, exploitation, and oppression. Builds
a constructive peace through world disarmament and changes in government.
805-967-5241 or 805-685-8822.
Women's Way Program. Dedicated to helping women cherish and celebrate
the cycles of their lives. Classes and products offered.
805-961-4693 or www.womensway.ws.