Video Archive:

The Bayou 500

The Bayou 500 from Santa Barbara Rescue Mission on Vimeo.

We are so grateful to Kathy Ireland Worldwide for promoting our upcoming annual fundraiser on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 2 p.m.

Mike’s Remarkable Reflection

Mike's Remarkable Reflection from Santa Barbara Rescue Mission on Vimeo.

We are grateful for Mike’s remarkable reflection at our spring graduation ceremony and the power of all of our graduates’ testimonies.

Richard’s Story

Richard’s Story from Santa Barbara Rescue Mission on Vimeo.

Richard is experiencing tremendous freedom after spending most of his adulthood in prison.

Viola’s Victory

Viola beat the odds and claims her victory as the spokeswoman for her graduating class of November 2018.

Trish’s Challenge

Trish's Challenge from Santa Barbara Rescue Mission on Vimeo.

Trish Geyling gave the challenge to our graduates at the last graduation for 2018. Her words inspired all of us and we want to share them with you.

Diego’s Graduation Day

Another shining example of what a year in our residential recovery program can achieve for those who are willing to do the hard work of recovery.

Diego’s Graduation Day from Santa Barbara Rescue Mission on Vimeo.

The Bayou Open

The Bayou Open 2018 from Santa Barbara Rescue Mission on Vimeo.

Our 17th Annual Benefit, The BAYOU Open, a playful golf themed event, will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. A big thanks to Kathy Ireland for promoting this great event!

Amanda’s Story

Amanda’s Story from Santa Barbara Rescue Mission on Vimeo.

Mission of Hope – Our 40,000 Square Foot Remodel on Yanonali St.

Mission of Hope from Santa Barbara Rescue Mission on Vimeo.

Kathy Ireland Supports SBRM

Kathy Ireland Promotes Our Annual Event

We are grateful to Kathy Ireland for promoting our upcoming annual Bayou fundraising event on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Make your reservations today by purchasing your tickets–click here!

Chris M.

Chris was the Men's Program speaker at our July 2016 graduation ceremony. He is an excellent example of what we envision for the men and women who graduate from our 12-month Residential Recovery Program.

Meet Our Alumni

Have you ever wondered what happens to our graduates?  Watch this video and see our alumni hard at work in our community.

Challenge to the Graduates

Jill Dixon, the Men’s Learning Center Supervisor, gives her challenge to the class of July 2016.

Holiday Meals

You can purchase a holiday meal for $1.51 and feed our neighbors in need at Christmastime.

Irene H.

Irene was the spokesperson for Bethel House at the July 2016 graduation ceremony.  She has a tragic story, but she is triumphantly beginning a brand new chapter.

Sarah’s Homecoming

Melissa’s Story

Coming Home

In this brief video, you will meet three of our former homeless guests, and see how we serve community members in need during the holidays.

Aaron’s Graduation


Aaron spoke for the men in his graduating class and shared his life story of courage, hope and strength.  In less than three minutes, you can hear it for yourself in this brief video.

4th of July Carnival

The Santa Barbara Rescue Mission’s 8th annual 4th of July BBQ and Carnival is one of the summer’s highlights. Our Women’s Auxiliary hosted the event as more than 250 homeless guests gathered to take turns playing carnival games, enjoy good food, and celebrate the holiday. There were prizes to be won in the raffle–new friends to meet and old friends to visit.

Lost and Found

This short video encapsulates the beauty of our graduation ceremony. Each individual who completes our 12-month Residential Recovery Program is honored in one of these exciting celebrations.

Mike’s Story

Leslie’s Story

Restoring Hope for the Holidays