Color Our City With Pride
Pacific Pride Foundation proudly provides services to the HIV/AIDS and LGBT communities of Santa Barbara County. All of our programs are free or low cost and offered in English and Spanish through our offices in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria.
Direct services include free and anonymous HIV and Hepatitis C rapid testing, as well as up-to-date HIV/AIDS prevention and education. The Syringe Exchange Program offers sterile syringes and other supplies, as well as harm reduction counseling. Our Counseling Center is LGBTQ+-sensitive, and our LGBTQ+ Program houses support groups for Youth and Young Adults--as well as various 12-step groups.
PPF strives to attract and produce events and activities of interest to all members of the LGBT community. PPF supports activities that increase understanding, support and a sense of community among LGBT people across lines of race, gender, age, religion and socio-economic status.
Our best response to acts of hate in our community is to come together in solidarity for the safety of all those who call Santa Barbara home.
Don't miss our monthly cocktail mixer atop Santa Barbara's only luxury hotel!
Pacific Pride Foundation's counseling center annually trains a team of 6 to 8 counseling interns (a majority of whom identify as LGBTQ+) in issues relevant to LGBTQ mental health--with full, robust training in best practices for Transgender (Non-Binary included) clients. Interns additionally receive training in supporting the mental health of those living with HIV/AIDS.
Our interns are overseen by Bren Fraser, LMFT, and offer high-quality individual, couples, and family therapy for a sliding scale fee.
Our counseling interns also serve on LGBTQ sensitivity panels, collaborate as trainers with PPF sensitivity trainings, and visit our PPF Youth & Young Adult Groups to lecture on specialized mental health topics.
As they become licensed, our interns move on to become critical leaders in local and national mental health circles.