Rolf Geyling
President of the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission

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Thanks Given

We celebrated our annual Thanksgiving Feast for our homeless guests in our new untraditional way. With our ongoing COVID precautions, we maintained social distancing in the dining hall.

Spring Graduation 2022

We will hold the first graduation ceremony of 2022 on Saturday, March 5, at 1 PM. Santa Barbara Community Church, located at 1002 Cieneguitas Road, Santa Barbara, will host the event.

A Very Merry Christmas

A Merry Christmas was had by all of our homeless guests at the Christmas Feast and Giveaway. We celebrated with a traditional turkey dinner served restaurant-style in our dining hall.


Graduates with Transformed Lives


Meals Served Annually


Men and Women Sheltered Nightly

About Santa Barbara Rescue Mission

Santa Barbara Rescue Mission was founded in 1965 and has been helping the homeless and addicted in our community for over 50 years. The Rescue Mission will serve 140,000 meals, provide safe shelter to 200 men and women each night and graduate over 30 people from its 12-month Residential Recovery Program.

You can help the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission by Donating or Volunteering.

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This was the last house on the block for me.

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