Rating: 4.96 stars   52 reviews


113 W. Mission St. Santa Barbara CA 93101 USA


The services that LifeChronicles provides were inspired by an experience of our founder, Kate Carter. A recently widowed friend of Kate 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 1,200 families in 38 states and 250 cities who have found a need for our video-recordings in a variety of similar situations.


We are now creating a certification program after requests from major medical and hospice institutions wishing to be trained to provide our experience and expertise so their patients will have a LifeChronicle whenever needed.

Target demographics:

families heal and connect

Direct beneficiaries per year:

families across the United States.

Geographic areas served:



By videotaping an elderly family member or a seriously ill loved one.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the pleasure of serving as an advisor to Life Chronicles since it was founded by Kate Carter. Life Chronicles is a unique organization that has provided comfort and support to countless families over the last several years and continues to do so with the help of caring staff and volunteers of the highest integrity.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Observing the satisfaction and gratitude of clients who have been served.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...


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