Jul 13-23, 2023

Vol. 24, No. 20

A lack of stable, sustainable funding caused a longtime postpartum home visit program in Santa Barbara County to close. Now, Planned Parenthood is trying to figure out a way to fill the service gap that Welcome Every Baby is leaving behind it. Staff Writer Taylor O’Connor speaks with local nonprofits about issues with the program’s funding model and with a longtime program nurse about the program, what it meant, and what she hopes for the future [8].
This week, you can also read about the county’s plan to deal with storm damage near Guadalupe [4]; an anniversary worth dancing over [24]; and a new kind of film screening series in Santa Ynez [28].

Welcome every baby

As a postpartum home visit program shuts down, Planned Parenthood takes on the task of restarting it

By Taylor O'Connor



Music, Arts & Culture

Food & Drink