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Phone: 805-682-3411
113 W. Mission St.
Santa Barbara
California 93101
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Target demographics: families heal and connect

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: crew as a camera person/grip for a taping; transcribe footage in our office; scan and format photos destined for inclusion in an edited video.

Programs: by videotaping an elderly family member or a seriously ill loved one.

The services that LifeChronicles provides were inspired by an experience of our founder, Kate Carter. A recently widowed friend of Kate’s was diagnosed with cancer and told she had a short time to live. Kate was concerned that her friend’s three children would lose the memories of their father and mother. This concern inspired Kate to speak to her friend about making a video to deliver messages of love, sharing her stories and passing on advice for the future. Although Kate’s friend passed before they had a chance to tape her, from this experience LifeChronicles was born.

Through videotaping individuals and families across the country, LifeChronicles strives to preserve the memory and essence of individuals, to tell the stories that could have gone untold and to solidify the bonds between people. With the help of our youth volunteers, LifeChronicles has served over 500 families and has found a need for our video-recordings in a variety of similar situations.

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Kate came to Boston to film my husband, me, and our children on October 31. My husband has advanced Stage 4 colon cancer and has been given 2-3 months to live. Through Kate's filming my husband was able to ell the children about himself and his love for them. This is a true gift for life for them... more »
Kate and her team taped my Mom and I in 2004, 2 months before my Mom passed. I had always wanted to do this and thought it was too late as she was in the end stages of dementia. We went ahead, and I am so glad we did. Our video is a treasured gift that we now have of our Mom. For a number of ... more »
Kate, Thank you for flying to the Midwest to interview our family during a critical time in my husband's cancer treatment. The cold and snow here did not keep you from warming our hearts that we opened up to share stories about our life with Greg. You came to Minnesota on short notice and let us ... more »
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