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American Business Women's Assoc. Education and equity for women in the working world. Scholarships/grants available. Sally Smith, 805-965-2065, or

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

Business and Professional Women USA. Promotes equity for working women.

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

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 and 805-564-8300

S.B. Women's Political Committee. Political action committee to further gender equality and feminist values. 805-564-6876 or


Sweet Adelines. Singing organizations for women committed to leading the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performances. Toni Yeagle, 805-692-9235.

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'scenter.


Breast-Feeding Coalition. Medical professionals, social service providers, childbirth educators, lactation consultants and education, and breast-feeding advocates. 805-681-5276 or

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

Planned Parenthood S.B. Medical services, education, family planning, pregnancy counseling, and birth control. 805-963-5801 or

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

Prenatal Exercise and Childbirth Education Classes. Classes, goods, and services for pregnant women. Baby slings, nutrition, massage. Fredda Spirka, 805-682-5141.

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.

Financial Assistance

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. 805-683-6381 ext. 101.

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


Body Electric. Promotes participation, recognition, and celebration of women and girls in sports and physical activity. 805-569-7144 or

Curves for Women. Dedicated to providing affordable, one-stop exercise and nutritional guidance. Goleta 805-692-5399, S.B. 805-963-1290, or

Fitness Gallery, a Women's Health Club. Full line of equipment, classes in yoga, cardio kickboxing, massage, and babysitting. 805-687-8222.

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

Women's Sport Foundation. Provides increased participation and career opportunities for girls and women in sports and fitness. 805-898-8910 or


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

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. 805-681-4783.

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


Casa Serena, Inc. A safe, sober living environment for women recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction. 805-966-1260.

Christian Post-Abortion Support Group. Helps women deal with the emotional pain of abortion. Free. Sponsored through Life Network. 805-967-9096.

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

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 children. 805-966-1260.

S.B. Rape Crisis Center. Dedicated to ending sexual assault. 805-963-6832 or

Women's Sexuality Center. Classes, lectures, and workshops devoted to the sexual empowerment and fulfillment of women. Couples welcome. 805-563-1071 or

Women's Therapy Support Group. Small, confidential empowerment group. Various topics discussed each week. Lesley, 805-565-9398 or 805-452-4164.

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

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