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Santa Barbara Rescue Mission to Celebrate 2024 End of School Year

Santa Barbara Rescue Mission to Celebrate 2024 End of School Year


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SANTA BARBARA, CA – Santa Barbara Rescue Mission is excited to announce the upcoming graduation ceremony for participants in the 12-month Residential Treatment Program. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, July 13th at 5:00 p.m. at the Community Covenant Church of Goleta, located at 5070 Cathedral Oaks Road. This event marks an important milestone for graduates who have completed this transformational program and are ready to begin new, hopeful chapters in their lives.

The graduation ceremony is a powerful testament to the hard work, dedication, and personal growth of the program participants. It will be a joyful occasion where family, friends, and guests will gather to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of these extraordinary individuals. Participants can expect an inspiring program that includes speeches from program graduates, reflections from those who have benefited from the services of the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission, and the presentation of certificates of completion and Bibles from Community Covenant Church. Following the ceremony, a reception will be held where participants can meet and congratulate the graduates, mission staff, and other supporters.

Rolf Geyling, CEO of Rescue Mission, said: “We are deeply grateful for the unwavering support of our donors and volunteers. Their compassion and commitment make events like this possible and make a significant positive difference in the lives of those we serve.”

The public is invited to attend this graduation ceremony and witness the incredible stories of resilience and triumph first-hand. ​​This event offers a unique opportunity to capture the transformative impact of the work of the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission on the lives of program participants and the broader community.

Santa Barbara Rescue Mission

This 501(c)(3) organization has served the County and City of Santa Barbara for 59 years, providing emergency services and long-term recovery for the homeless and addicted. It is the only emergency shelter that is open 365 nights a year from Santa Maria to Ventura. The Mission annually provides over 100,000 meals and over 45,000 safe nights of shelter to those who have nowhere else to turn. The Mission’s 12-month Residential Recovery Program is designed to restore individuals who have decades of addiction, institutionalization, and homelessness to sobriety, health, and wholeness. Certification by the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs ensures that participants receive the highest standard of treatment in a non-medical facility. The mission does not receive any government funding.