Archive for March, 2020

60 Minutes at the Mission

We will not be holding our monthly tours in light of the COVID-19 precautions that we are taking to protect our guest, residents, and community.

The Bayou Derby


Saturday, October 3, 2020

We will hold our 19th annual fundraiser at the historic Rancho Dos Pueblos.

This year we will honor Chief of Police Lori Luhnow with ouf Leni Fe Bland award.

There will be more details to come so please mark your calendars! As of now, we’re moving ahead with the Bayou, but realize that circumstances may change due to COVID-19 restrictions in our area. We’ll let you know if anything changes.

Easter Feast

We will be holding our annual Easter Feast on Thursday, April 9, 2020, in our remodeled chapel. In order to prevent the spread of the Cornavirus we will not be able to have volunteer help which is a necessary break from tradition.  It will be served in shifts to be able to create safe social distancing for all who attend. Our staff will serve meals to men, women and children.  Through charitable donations of food items and gifts from the Santa Barbara community we are able to serve up to 300 people in need.

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.

We are accepting hams in preparation for the feast!

Grateful for the first graduates of 2020

We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to celebrate the first graduation ceremony of 2020. Santa Barbara Community Church hosted the celebration and reception! We had eight men and four women who participated in the ceremony. We are proud of these courageous individuals who have been able to stay the course and meet the demands of our 12-month recovery program. 


Planned Giving is No Accident with Jim Appel

Planned Giving is No Accident with Jim Appel from Santa Barbara Rescue Mission on Vimeo.