I first had grief explained to me in a college mental health seminar. We were shown an image of a ball in a box. The box was labeled “life” and inside the box was a big ball bouncing around. On [...]
Originally built in 1902, Sanctuary Centers’ beautiful Victorian Sanctuary House is a twelve bed residential program created for adults with mental illness as they learn to live independently. Our residential clients often come to us after or as an alternative to hospitalization. The warmth of the home itself and the cozy size of the program provides an ideal combination of privacy, peace, and family atmosphere for our clients as they focus on strengthening their independent living skills.
Sanctuary Centers is proud to offer our community an extensive and and inclusive day treatment program. Our range of services provides support, education, and treatment to our clients as they build a solid, stable foundation for their lives. This program is a strong match for individuals with mental health and/or co-occurring disorders who are in need of more than one weekly counseling session, but do not require a full 24-hour inpatient care program. It is also a good fit for clients who are transitioning out of residential treatment programs, i.e. a drug and alcohol treatment center.
Located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, the Supportive Housing program provides independence and a sense of community to our clients in the form of affordable, large studio apartments.The program is designed to provide a sober, safe, and healthy environment that addresses the psychological issues and needs of our tenants. Tenants are surrounded by understanding peers and neighbors. A compassionate landlord gladly serves on the premises. As always, despite any changes in life circumstances that may arise due to mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders – including hospitalizations – Supportive Housing remains permanent for tenants.
When two organizations with more than 40 years experience serving their shared community teamed up, the Integrated Care Clinic was born. A fully unique collaboration between our team at Sanctuary Centers of Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, the Integrated Care Clinic provides patient-centered, co-located medical, dental, and behavioral health services for adults living with mental illness, including substance use disorders. Though our clinic & services are specifically designed to accommodate the needs of those living with a mental illness–The Integrated Care Clinic is open to the entire community of Santa Barbara County.
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT US
"I have been living in the Arlington Apartments now for 10 years. I find them to be a safe place to live and am amazed at how much the caseworkers care for their clients. They have a holistic approach to their treatment, caring for body, soul, and spirit."
“This amazing program has really helped our son get back on his feet and begin a life he is proud to be living.”
“During the most painful and dangerous turn in our son’s journey, the Sanctuary Center offered what I’ve not encountered at any other dual diagnosis facility or treatment program of its kind: decades of grounded therapeutic experience combined with the presence of genuine love that guides their professional process of supporting their clients.”
"Almost 25 years ago, I was on the streets drinking and using drugs. Something told me that I could not live like this, or I would surely die. My faith stuck with me, and I found hope when I was introduced to staff at Sanctuary Centers."
Sanctuary Centers has been Santa Barbara’s leading mental-health nonprofit since 1976, serving adults living with mental illness and co-occurring disorders. Over the years, we identified two primary needs of adults living with mental illness: affordable and supportive housing and preventive health care.