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Hillside House

Rating: 5 stars   5 reviews 1,561


1235 Veronica Springs Rd. Santa Barbara CA 93105 USA


To provide a home that supports our residents efforts to maximize their physical, cognitive, social and emotional abilities so that they can attain their highest level of independence in an environment where people are treated with dignity and respect.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been working with adults with developmental disabilities throughout my entire life, and never before have I met a more accommodating, caring group. The staff, residents, volunteers, and visitors truly create a familial environment, while still promoting independence and freedom. Probably the best work place I've ever experienced.

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Hillside House is unique within our community as an institution providing a joyful and enabling living environment for people with developmental disabilities. Our residents are not here becasue of any bad choices they have made in their lives, but because they were born with disabilities that require assistance far above and beyond those of most people. Hillside House abundantly fulfills its "tag line": "Fostering Abilities, Creating Community."

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Seeing what a happy and safe environment is established for the residents.

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I would like to see the redevelopment of the property form the current 60 year old building to smaller apartments for 4-6 residents, intermingled with apartments and condominiums for people without disabilities.

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I am the president of the board of directors of Hillside House.I have been on the boards of numerous non profits in the past.Hillside house is a very well run organization.We are blessed with great management and staff that do an excellent job of caring for our developmentally disabled residents. In todays challenging economic times,Hillside House welcomes your charitable consideration in order to continue to provide our residents the proper care they deserve. Volunteer time is always welcome. Jim Wolfe

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The quality of the board and their participation has improved.Management and the board have a good working relationship with the result of a well run non profit.

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We have a strong board of directors.We welcome additional members.

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As a board member of Hillside House for the last 5 years I have witnessed first hand the consistent care, love and support that Hillside House provides to their residents. I have been impressed with the extensive experience and expertise of the staff of this organization, their careful stewardship of the organization and their strong vision for the future. I personally participate in the Hillside House program because I believe that the master plan that they are working on for integrated housing for the residents, neighbors and people in need of affordable housing is groundbreaking and will lead the nation in how to support the lives of the developmentally disabled in the 21st century.
Dr. Lynn K. Jones, Certified Personal and Executive Coach

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I have had the privilege of spending time with the residents, their families and their staff and I see how Hillside House has been a life saver for them.

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My hope for the organization is that the master plan will be actualized.

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Hillside house is an opportunity for those individual who are challenged by some form of disability have and opportunity to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.

Caregivers are compassionate but refuse to create co dependent relationships which in turn helps the recipients to maximize their God given abilities.

All money donated goes directly to help the occupants check them out. I guarantee you will be impressed by how much is done for so little.

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I have personally experienced the results of this organization and I heartedly applaud them.

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Enlarge it so more could take advantage of what they have to offer.

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