about Alpha.


At Alpha, we believe everyone has a valuable contribution to make.

Our mission is to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Santa Barbara County by supporting families, creating opportunities, and fostering belonging.

Our programs bring ability to the fore and highlight potential as we come alongside our participants and support them as they make their mark on the world.

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Learning that your child has an intellectual disability can be intimidating. At Alpha we give you confidence that your child will know success. We partner with you to navigate many freely available services and supports.


The individuals Alpha serves make important contributions each day through service projects and community participation. We then take it one step further, building partnerships that lead to the creation of even more opportunities.


Belonging is more than being included, it is the recognition that your contribution matters. We support our participants as they use their talents, interests, and passions to effect change in the specific subcultures and the community at large.

Alpha Resource Center of Santa Barbara is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization.

All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. Federal Identification #95-1966996.