Archive for September, 2017
SANTA BARBARA, CA – Santa Barbara Rescue Mission has broken ground on the 40,000 square foot remodel of its facility located at 535 East Yanonali Street.
This project represents three years of planning, permitting, and initial fundraising to recreate a facility which will better serve as an anchor for services to the homeless and addicted in the community.
It all was possible because of our gracious donors.
In our history, 3 million meals and 1.6 million stays have been provided since 1986. After continuous use, every night, the Yanonali Street buildings were in desperate need of repair. Addressing significant social challenges of those struggling with homelessness and addiction, our team knew that the facility in its existing shape was inadequate to serve homeless guests and residents in 12-month recovery over the next 20 years.
The impact this facility will make for our mission:
- The shelter capacity will double
- Gender-specific bathroom and shower facilities will be provided to guests
- The remodel will still allow our programs to continue during the extensive remodel of each structural element of the facility
The Mission of Hope continues to be impacted by donors across the Santa Barbara region.
We will be holding our annual Christmas Feast on Thursday, December 21 in our dining hall located at 535 East Yanonali Street from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Our staff and volunteers will serve meals to men, women and children. Our Women’s Auxiliary will provide a gift distribution for all of the guests who attend the feast. We’re able to serve up to 400 people in need through charitable donations of food and gift items from the Santa Barbara community.
The holidays can be a joyful time, but a lonely time for those that are struggling with poverty, homelessness, and addiction. We offer hope and a new beginning, so many of the graduates of our 12-month Residential Recovery Program started here with a simple holiday meal.
Donations are still needed for our gift distribution, please contact Rebecca at 966-1316 ext. 105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.