GIVE A MEAL. CHANGE A LIFE.

Each $2.65 you give provides a Thanksgiving meal for someone in need in Santa Barbara.

THE LAST STOP

Right now, we have neighbors who are hungry, homeless, addicted, and trapped in despair.

As the only place between Ventura and Santa Maria that is

open 365 days a year,

for many people, the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission is their last stop. Their last hope. Their last chance.

With the support of people like you, each year we can:

Serve 140,000 meals

Provide 60,225 nights of shelter

Only One Rescue Mission

“I strongly support all the programs at the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission because they result in giving hope to those struggling to find hope, and in doing so prevent crime and support public safety. Although there is a tremendous need for residential treatment programs in Santa Barbara County, there is only one Rescue Mission.”

-Joyce Dudley, Santa Barbara District Attorney

Only One Rescue Mission

“I strongly support all the programs at the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission because they result in giving hope to those struggling to find hope, and in doing so prevent crime and support public safety. Although there is a tremendous need for residential treatment programs in Santa Barbara County, there is only one Rescue Mission.”

-Joyce Dudley, Santa Barbara District Attorney

Every meal you give can be a new beginning for someone else, like lauren!

FINALLY FREE AFTER 15 YEARS OF ADDICTION

Navigating the way out of addiction and homelessness is hard for everyone, but Lauren had an additional challenge: diabetes.

“The Rescue Mission was the only program that would accept me with my medical condition,” she says.  

And Lauren badly needed help. She’d been battling addiction for 15 years with no end in sight.  

It had started in high school as a way to cope with the pain, fear, and anxiety that had overtaken her when she was two years old, and her parents divorced. By the time she realized she needed help, she applied for our 12-month Residential Recovery Program and got in. She was thrilled! With her complex situation and medical needs, no one except the Mission would take her in.  

Here, with the help and support Lauren received, she was able to not only overcome addiction, but establish a new life. She’s celebrating 4 years of sobriety on November 3rd!  

“I wish I had come to the Rescue Mission sooner,” she says.

What Does it Take?

Rolf Geyling | President

Think of the most challenging obstacles you’ve faced in your life so far. Now, think of what it took to overcome them.

I’m sure it was hard — grueling at times. It probably took different tactics and angles. And I know you didn’t do it alone. How do I know that? Because when we’re faced with the biggest challenges, none of us can get over them alone.

We need help. We need each other. We need Jesus.

Overcoming the trauma of hunger, homelessness, and addiction is difficult and painful, and it can’t be done alone. Lauren wouldn’t be where she is today if she’d had to do it on her own. There’s just no way.  

The holiday season is our busiest time of the year. That means that together, we have the opportunity to change a lot of lives. I’d love to have you be a part of it!

Together we will make a difference!

“. . . In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”
— Romans 8:37

Contact

Santa Barbara Rescue Mission
535 E. Yanonali Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Phone: 805-966-1316
Fax: 805-966-7495

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