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Phone: 805-966-1316
535 E Yanonali St
Santa Barbara
California 93103

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Target demographics: The homeless and addicted in our community.

Direct beneficiaries per year: In the past year, 45 people completed the 12-month recovery program, joining over 600 graduates since 1997. We provided 144,871 meals and 63,953 safe nights of shelter for individuals with no place else to turn.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Tutor or mentor a resident in the 12-month residential recovery program. Serve meals and spend time with homeless guests.

Geographic areas served: Santa Barbara County

Programs: The Santa Barbara Rescue Mission offers homeless guest services, 12-month residential recovery, outpatient services, family support, and men’s sober living. Components of the recovery program include counseling and group processing covering topics such as anger-management, alcohol and drug awareness, HIV and Hepatitis awareness, self-esteem, parenting, and relapse prevention. Our Learning Center provides academic and career assessments, literacy assistance, GED preparation, computer skills training, and career development. Our services are available to all men and women 18 years and older without discrimination on the basis of religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, criminal history, sexual orientation or socio-economic status. Over eighty percent of our clients are residents of Santa Barbara County.

We envision people who are: experiencing the love of God, becoming healthy, living as productive citizens, rebuilding relationships, and leading others to recovery. Our mission statement: We are a ministry of Christian people bringing physical, emotional, educational and spiritual resources to all who struggle with homelessness and addiction.

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I chose to sleep on the streets rather than stay at the rescue mission because one of the volunteers was very aggressive towards me. He made my brief stay at the mission both uncomfortable and impossible. He is required to work at the mission as part of his rehabilitation. This man is a predator ... more »
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