We were grateful to be the first recipient of the Michael Towbes Community Impact grant from Montecito Bank & Trust. Thanks to our president, Rolf Geyling, it was invested in our staff, the greatest resource we possess. Almost half of our team are graduates of the 12-month Recovery Program!

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Christmas Traditions

We kept our annual Christmas traditions with some modifications due to the pandemic.

Our First Graduation Ceremony for 2021

Santa Barbara Community Church will be hosting our first graduation ceremony of the new year.

Annual Thanksgiving Feast Accomplished

We celebrated Thanksgiving with our homeless guests by holding our annual feast. We made changes due to guidelines for COVID-19, which included masks, social distancing, and the absence of volunteers.


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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