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Currently Houseless

Safe Parking Program

New Beginnings’ Safe Parking Program provides case management and safe overnight parking to individuals and families living in their vehicles. New Beginnings has operated the Safe Parking Program since 2004 in cooperation with numerous local churches, governmental and non-profit agencies and businesses. Current proof of valid driver’s license, vehicle registration, and insurance is required. Please contact:

Cassie Roach
Program Manager
Tel. 805.845.8492

Showers of Blessing

Showers of Blessing provides free hot showers to individuals in South Santa Barbara County experiencing houselessness. Their services are entirely free and access is unconditional to all who are without a home or are in temporary or unstable housing. Shower Locations & Times

Financial Crisis Response Team

If a student is in need of immediate housing, they should immediately contact the Financial Crisis Response Team. UCSB is committed to meet the housing needs by following a housing first model. The Financial Crisis Response Team at UCSB may be able to provide: 

  • Immediate housing within 24-48 hours
  • Rent vouchers for on/off campus housing
  • Cost of attendance adjustments 
  • Rent deposit assistance
  • Prepared Meals 
  • Meal Plan Scholarship

The goal of this program is to address short-term, immediate needs while keeping students enrolled and on track to graduate. Contact financialcrisis@sa.ucsb.edu




The Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara provides overnight accommodations at religious centers during the inclement weather that can cause hardships for individuals without shelters between November 15th and March 31. Guests receive hot meals, personal toiletry items, and resources to health and wellness clinics. There are five locations serving Santa Barbara County: Carpinteria, Isla Vista, Lompoc, Santa Barbara, and Santa Maria.

For more information on the Freedom Warming Centers, visit its website here.


Domestic violence survivors and their children may stay in one of their two confidential emergency shelters for up to 60 days. While in their shelters, they receive emotional support, food, clothing, goal planning assistance, advocacy for medical, legal and financial resources, along with any other information and referrals they may need. 

Additionally, DVS offers permanent project-based Section 8 housing for survivors. 

The housing sites are confidential, please contact their 24-hour crisis and information hotline at 805-964-5245, or email info@dvsolutions.org

For more information on Domestic Violence Solutions' housing programs, visit its website here.


Located between Oxnard and Santa Maria, the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission provides hot meals, showers, and overnight stays daily year-round. The Rescue Mission aims to tackle substance abuse and has a long-term recovery for the homeless and addicted. There are also year long residential programs for men and women to tackle addiction issues through building a faith based recovery process. 

For more information on the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission, visit its website here.


The Salvation Army has facilities for overnight rest at the following locations: Santa Barbara Hospitality House, Santa Barbara Corps Community Center, Ventera Transitional Living Center and Ventura Corps Community Center. The programs are led by Salvation Army Officers who assess needs and direct ministries, each location offers various services from disaster services, family counseling, to worship centers.

For more information on the Salvation Army, visit its website here.


An interim housing facility, PATH is dedicated towards individuals, families and veterans who have the goal of achieving a stable housing situation, health, and income.  PATH serves the community by building and operating affordable rental homes paired with on-site services that offer residents knowledge in regaining long-term stability.

For more information on PATH Santa Barbara, visit its website here.


The Turning Point Foundation has various housing programs catered to recovery for those with mental health issues and homelessness. Programs are located in Ventura and Oxnard and are designed for participants to increase community integration and permanent residential stability.

For more information on the Transition House, visit its website here.