Archive for October, 2016

Thanksgiving Feast

600_3120Our annual Thanksgiving Feast will be held on Wednesday, November 23 from noon to 2:00 p.m.

We are preparing to serve more than 300 meals to community members in need. This festive celebration will be held in our dining hall located at 535 East Yanonali Street.

The homeless, hurting and hungry in our community feel forgotten––especially during the holidays.  Every plate offered is an opportunity to share Christ’s love and grace.  We are the only emergency shelter that is open 365 nights of the year from Santa Maria to Ventura.600_3059

Turkey Drive

600_4971We are in need of turkeys, canned food, and monetary donations in preparation for our annual Thanksgiving Feast on Wednesday, November 23 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.  Our volunteers are planning to serve over 300 meals to community members in need.  The festive celebration will be held in our dining hall located at 535 East Yanonali Street.

The birds are prepared and cooked in advance.  The Thanksgiving dinner will include turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, pie…and all the trimmings.  Approximately 500 turkeys are needed for all of the meals that will be served throughout the holiday season.

Donations may be dropped off Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Yanonali Street office.

Upcoming Fall Graduation

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We will honor the women and men graduating from our 12-month Residential Treatment Program on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.

The ceremony will be held at Santa Barbara Community Church located at 1002 Cieneguitas Road, Santa Barbara. There will be a reception immediately following. For more information, please call (805) 966-1316.

Blues on the Bayou Success


              Our Women’s Auxiliary created the perfect themed event with many shades of beautiful blue. Saxophonist, Ron McCarley jazzed it up with the rhythm of the blues as guests swayed to his tunes. Ian Bond graduated from our 12-month residential recovery program five years ago, and he shared his story of courage strength and hope.

9        Silvio Di Loreto was honored with the prestigious Leni Fe Bland award for his service to the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission and the community. We are grateful to our Auxiliary and donors who have made this a successful event for the past 15 years.