Family Wellness Initiative

The Family Wellness Initiative (FWI) is Jewish Family Service’s newly expanded social services program designed to provide a safe and supportive space for mothers, children, and families to access the resources they need.

This initiative is open to all in need and designed to cater to the specific needs of women and children. 


FWI provides the following free services:

  • weekly hot meals
  • food pantry
  • baby formula
  • diapers
  • bilingual mental health check-ins
  • community resource consultations
  • seasonal clothing items
  • school supplies 


FWI is designed to ensure that struggling families have their immediate needs met while also empowering and supporting them to improve the conditions that have contributed to their struggles.

Our Spanish-speaking therapist and seasoned Community Resources Specialist are present for the duration of each week’s program to check in with participants and provide additional resources and services as needed.


FWI utilizes the Santa Barbara Food Bank and LEAP to source provisions for this program.

For more information, contact Ashley Belinfante at or call (805) 957-1115.