2017-18 Recipient - Santa Barbara Rescue Mission

Amount Awarded: 
$ 100,000

Community Needs : Homelessness

Project Title: 
Renovation of Facilities for Homeless Women

The Rescue Mission is the only local emergency shelter where homeless woman can find a bed on a walk-in basis 365 days a year without any religious or behavioral restrictions. After 30-years, the Rescue Mission’s aging building is in serious need of renovation. Currently women sleep in cramped spaces originally intended as office and storage rooms. Women also share a deteriorated restroom serving both sexes on a complicated schedule. This grant will pay a portion of the cost of renovating the facilities for homeless women, increasing the number of beds for women from 14 to 32 and creating a new restroom specifically for women. The improved facilities will expand the Rescue Mission’s ability to provide temporary emergency shelter and appropriate social services to women who find themselves homeless. 

Rescue Mission - Outside with the clients
Rescue Mission - Sleeping Accomodations
Rescue Mission - Bathroom with missing plumbing