Board of Trustees
I am honored to serve as CALM’s Board President this year. I am incredibly proud of CALM’s work in preventing, treating, and assessing child abuse throughout Santa Barbara County.
In 2009, CALM adopted a strategic plan which outlined our goals to expand our services in North County. In 2010 we opened an office in Santa Maria. To date, we have 15 full time staff members working in Santa Maria and 8 staff members in Lompoc. Together, those therapists serve children and families throughout northern Santa Barbara County. We used the strategic plan to guide our growth and take us to our current level of service.
However, we know that 80% of the child abuse reports in our county come from north of the Gaviota tunnel, while only 20% of our staff is located there. The challenge in front of us is how to grow in a sustainable, thoughtful, and effective way to meet the needs of children and families throughout the county. To that end, we are beginning a new strategic planning process in the Fall of 2013. We know that we cannot change children’s lives without our community’s support.
I am delighted to be leading the change to expand our services while ensuring that we are effectively treating and preventing child abuse. I invite you to join us in our vital work. Our excellent outcomes are the result of the investment our community makes in our work. Your donations enable us to hire well-trained, culturally competent therapists to provide high quality interventions. Your support enables our staff to provide care to all those we touch.