Rolf Geyling
President of the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission

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Last Graduation Ceremony of 2021

On Saturday, November 13, we celebrated the final eight graduates of 2021 in Anthem Chapel's tent!

Turkey Drive

We are accepting turkeys, canned food, and monetary donations in preparation for our annual Thanksgiving Feast on Wednesday, November 24. Approximately 300 turkeys are needed for all of the meals that will be served throughout the holiday season.   

Thanksgiving Feast

Our Thanksgiving Feast will be on Wednesday, November 24. We are not accepting volunteers until we are closer to the date as community guidelines allow.


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.

It was November 2020 that Rob almost died.

Like most who come to the Mission, Rob has deep trauma in his past. Sadly, his trauma was born out...

This was the last house on the block for me.

Heroin addiction had torn Mike’s entire life apart. He had lost his job. His home. His family.Custody of his son....

It was the best year of my life!

Addie was raped for the first time when she was only 12 years old. To cope with that immense pain,...

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