2010-11 Recipient - WillBridge of Santa Barbara, Inc.

Amount Awarded: 
$ 65,000

Community Needs : Homelessness, Housing Assistance

This grant provided a partial match for a HUD grant that expanded housing, support services and care for chronically homeless mentally ill adults and homeless women at risk of becoming victims of violent crime. WillBridge provides private rooms, meals, case management services, as-needed crisis intervention, transportation, house managers, and clothing and personal hygiene products for individuals living at any one time in each of the agency's three separate homes including Transitional Housing and Permanent Supportive Housing. WillBridge's goal is to give individuals the wrap-around support services and skill sets to relearn to live indoors independently. Since 2009, WillBridge has enabled many former clients to abandon the streets, to live independently and to lead safe productive lives.