Family Support Center


Location: 425 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara
FREE CHILDCARE AVAILABLE during workshop hours!

Transition House offers FREE evening classes including English as a Second Language, Parenting, Job Club Workshop and Financial Literacy workshops, as well as an Open Computer Lab.
Registration is required!

See calendar below for up-to-date class schedules

For more information, or to register for a workshop, please contact Denise Mendez, Education Programs Manager, at or (805)966-9668 ext. 115.

Workshop Offerings

English as a Second Language (ESL)

  • Learn English or help improve your English language skills.
  • This is an on-going, in-person workshop.
  • 1-night a week from 7PM-8:30PM.

Mindful Parenting Workshop

  • Teaches hands-on skills to help define effective parental roles, end destructive behaviors, shift your thinking, and develop new skills and perspectives.
  • 1-night a week from 7PM-8:30PM.
  • English and Spanish sessions available.

Financial Literacy

  • Banking 101
  • Creating a realistic budget
  • Savings and investing
  • Understanding credit
  • Protecting your identity
  • Offered 1-night a week from 7PM-8PM
  • English and Spanish sessions available.

Job Club Workshop

  • Gain or improve the skills you need to get the job you want.
  • Interviewing skills
  • Job searching
  • Resume building
  • Basic office skills
  • Offered 1-night a week from 7PM-8:30PM
  • English and Spanish sessions available

Open Computer Lab
Get help from our experienced on-site Computer Specialist!

Utilize our fully equipped computer lab for your technology needs:

  • Use a computer
  • Internet Access (Wi-Fi Available)
  • Scan documents
  • Print(Color & B&W)
  • Credit report/score access
  • Get help from our on-site technology expert

Drop-in hours: Monday-Thursday 4PM-8:30PM
Childcare available: Monday-Thursday 7pm-8:30pm

For more information about the Computer Lab, call Jon Keck at (805)966-9668 ext. 124 or email at

Current Calendar Offerings: