With the support of our community we offer:
Food, shelter and clothing for those in need.
Biblically-based programs to minister to the whole person: body, mind, and spirit.
Equipping people to lead productive and independent lives.
The 2019 Report on Homelessness in Santa Barbara County showed an increase in Santa Maria’s homeless population of 10%. This is after a 39% increase in the last survey compared to 2011. Families experiencing poverty is demonstrated by a report from the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), which shows Santa Barbara County (especially Santa Maria) had the highest poverty rate for young children (30.8 percent) in California from 2012-2014, the years for which the most recent data was available.
Poverty and homelessness are often accompanied by hunger, malnutrition, physical or mental disabilities, substance abuse issues, untreated infectious disease, and other illnesses and chronic health problems. With our comprehensive assistance in overcoming barriers to healthy and financially secure lives, our clients are able to break out of a continuous cycle of economic distress, homelessness, and a wide range of physical, mental, and social issues.