Video Archive:

Summer Graduation Ceremony

We celebrated nine men and two women who completed our 12-month Recovery Program. You can watch the entire ceremony in this video.

Michael Towbes Community Impact Grant

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!

Holiday Meals

The Bayou Derby Event Virtual Program

COVID-19 Update

Update for Summer 2020

COVID-19 from Santa Barbara Rescue Mission on Vimeo.

Good Friday message from Rolf Geyling

Good Friday Message from Santa Barbara Rescue Mission on Vimeo.

Planned Giving is No Accident with Jim Appel

Planned Giving is No Accident with Jim Appel from Santa Barbara Rescue Mission on Vimeo.

Kathy Ireland Supports SBRM

Holiday Meals

Holiday Meals from Santa Barbara Rescue Mission on Vimeo.

$1.51 will buy a holiday meal for a hungry person.

The Bayou 500

The Bayou 500 from Santa Barbara Rescue Mission on Vimeo.

We are so grateful to Kathy Ireland Worldwide for promoting our upcoming annual fundraiser on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 2 p.m.

Mike’s Remarkable Reflection

Mike's Remarkable Reflection from Santa Barbara Rescue Mission on Vimeo.

We are grateful for Mike’s remarkable reflection at our spring graduation ceremony and the power of all of our graduates’ testimonies.

Richard’s Story

Richard’s Story from Santa Barbara Rescue Mission on Vimeo.

Richard is experiencing tremendous freedom after spending most of his adulthood in prison.

Viola’s Victory

Viola beat the odds and claims her victory as the spokeswoman for her graduating class of November 2018.

Trish’s Challenge

Trish's Challenge from Santa Barbara Rescue Mission on Vimeo.

Trish Geyling gave the challenge to our graduates at the last graduation for 2018. Her words inspired all of us and we want to share them with you.

Diego’s Graduation Day

Another shining example of what a year in our residential recovery program can achieve for those who are willing to do the hard work of recovery.

Diego’s Graduation Day from Santa Barbara Rescue Mission on Vimeo.

The Bayou Open

The Bayou Open 2018 from Santa Barbara Rescue Mission on Vimeo.

Our 17th Annual Benefit, The BAYOU Open, a playful golf themed event, will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. A big thanks to Kathy Ireland for promoting this great event!

Amanda’s Story

Amanda’s Story from Santa Barbara Rescue Mission on Vimeo.

Mission of Hope – Our 40,000 Square Foot Remodel on Yanonali St.

Mission of Hope from Santa Barbara Rescue Mission on Vimeo.

Kathy Ireland Promotes Our Annual Event

We are grateful to Kathy Ireland for promoting our upcoming annual Bayou fundraising event on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Make your reservations today by purchasing your tickets–click here!

Chris M.

Chris was the Men's Program speaker at our July 2016 graduation ceremony. He is an excellent example of what we envision for the men and women who graduate from our 12-month Residential Recovery Program.

Meet Our Alumni

Have you ever wondered what happens to our graduates?  Watch this video and see our alumni hard at work in our community.

Challenge to the Graduates

Jill Dixon, the Men’s Learning Center Supervisor, gives her challenge to the class of July 2016.

Holiday Meals

You can purchase a holiday meal for $1.51 and feed our neighbors in need at Christmastime.

Irene H.

Irene was the spokesperson for Bethel House at the July 2016 graduation ceremony.  She has a tragic story, but she is triumphantly beginning a brand new chapter.