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PATH Santa Barbara

PATH Santa Barbara is addressing homelessness for individuals and the community. Our interim housing facility is dedicated to helping homeless individuals access the services they need to improve their health, increase their income, and transition to stable housing - all under one roof.

PATH's goal is to help 10,000 people Make It Home by 2020, throughout California!

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What is PATH Santa Barbara

PATH Santa Barbara is addressing homelessness for individuals and the community. Our interim housing facility is dedicated to helping homeless individuals access the services they need to improve their health, increase their income, and transition to stable housing - all under one roof. 

Interim Housing Resources

Casa Interim

Are there shelter beds available at PATH?

PATH Santa Barbara is not a drop-in day center, and typically operates at full capacity. There are various onsite programs within the building, each having a different criteria for eligibility, which is determined after a screening and intake process. 

Resident intake & program eligibility 
assessments are:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 8:00am-12:00pm only

Who is eligible for interim housing at PATH?

All residents must be single adults and meet the below program requirements. After your information is reviewed and there is bed availability, PATH staff will contact you. It is OK to check back about your status on the list if you do not have a phone or email in which you can be reached.

  1. Tuberculosis Clearance
  2. Santa Barbara County residents only (minimum of 6 months)
  3. Homelessness Eligibility
  4. Willing to uphold PATH’s “Good Neighbor Policy”
  5. Willing to identify and implement individualized housing, health and employment goals

PATH Santa Barbara On-Site Interim Housing Programs

Program Name # of Beds Available Referral/ Intake Process
Homeless to Housing Programs:
  1. Job Development (20 Beds)
  2. Recovery and Reintegration (20 Beds)
  3. Pathway to Housing (20 Beds)
60 Mon, Wed, Fri, 8am-Noon

Must pass screening test; open to Santa Barbara County Residents only and agree to remain sober. Must save 70% of income and work on meeting goals of a customized Individual Service Plan.

Respite Care Program 20 Hospital referral or Health Needs
Contracted Services Beds 20 Mental Health & Special Needs Referrals (beds & services made available based on contracted partnership agreements)
PATH Santa Barbara Capacity 100

Programs Focus on the Following

  • Permanent Housing Support
  • Employment & Job Training
  • Respite Care, Healthcare Coordination & Wellness Programs
  • Recovery & Community Re-integration
  • Rental Assistance & Rapid Re-Housing
  • Neighborhood Connections & Healthy Communities
  • Community Kitchen & Food Re-Distribution
  • Support for Veterans

Weekly Workshops (Subject to Change on Monthly Basis)

For an updated monthly calendar, please email


"All Under One Roof" On-Site Programs & Services

Weekly Programs & Resources:
(Program may change based on time of year)

  1. “Keys to Recovery” Program"
  2. AA Support Groups
  3. Benefits Enrollments
  4. Case Management & Individualized Service Plans
  5. Community Kitchen (3 Meals/Day)
  6. Homeless Street Outreach
  7. Housing Retention Support
  8. Hygiene Support
  9. Job Development Programs
  10. Meditation
  11. Men’s Support Groups
  12. Mental Health Workshop
  13. Personal Journal Club
  14. Re-Entry Programs
  15. Relapse Prevention
  16. Social Services Workshop
  17. Step Up! Program
  18. Supported Employment (Best Practices/County Funded)
  19. TBRA Rapid Re-Housing Program (City & County based on availability of grant funds)
  20. Women’s Groups

On-Site Programs Managed by Partners

  1. Crisis and Recovery Emergency Services (CARES), County of Santa Barbara – Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Services
  2. Legal Aid of Santa Barbara County
  3. Parish Nurse Foundation of Santa Barbara (St. Francis Foundation) & Cottage Hospital Partnership
  4. Santa Barbara Community Physical Rehabilitation
  5. Santa Barbara County Public Health Department

Community Kitchen

  • Serves up to 144,000 meals per year, including 3 Meals Per Day to Residents
  • Functions as a food distribution center, collecting more than 600 vans full of donated food and re-distributing 2/3’s of it to local programs/agencies
  • Purchased food costs are less than .37 cents per meal.
  • Significant volunteer support which includes servers, food sorters, food preparation, food delivery, and more.
  • Beneficiary Agencies for food distribution: Casa de la Raza, County Mental Wellness, Allstars Halfway House, We Share Earth, WillBridge, Common Ground, and Victoria Hotel

Screening, Referrals & Coordinated Community Partners

  1. Adult Protective Services, County of Santa Barbara
  2. Bridgehouse Homeless Shelter - Lompoc
  3. Central Coast Collaborative on Homelessness (C3H)
  4. Church & Volunteer Programs
  5. City of Santa Barbara
  6. Common Ground Santa Barbara County
  7. County of Santa Barbara
  8. Doctors without Walls
  9. Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County
  10. Freedom Warming Centers
  11. Good Samaritan Shelter – Santa Maria
  12. Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara
  13. Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara
  14. Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center
  15. Milpas Action Taskforce (MATF)
  16. Milpas Outreach Project
  17. New Beginnings - Safe Parking Program
  18. Noah's Anchorage Youth Crisis Shelter
  19. Peoples' Self-Help Housing
  20. Probation Department, County of Santa Barbara
  21. Sanctuary Centers of Santa Barbara
  22. Santa Barbara Rescue Mission
  23. Santa Barbara Restorative Court
  24. Santa Barbara Salvation Army
  25. Transition House
  26. UC Santa Barbara
  27. Unity Shoppe
  28. VA Healthcare
  29. Westmont College
  30. WillBridge
  31. Women’s Free Homeless Clinic (DWW)

PATH Santa Barbara was formerly Casa Esperanza Homeless Shelter.   
Casa merged with PATH on July 1st, 2015.    

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