If you haven’t heard of the  No One Dies Alone  program, or NODA, at Hospice of Santa Barbara, you probably aren’t the only one. NODA isn’t one of our high-profile programs, but it really does have a meaningful impact during a person’s last few hours of life, and is an initiative more people in our community  should  get to know.

The NODA program is a collaborative effort between HSB, Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care, and local residential facilities. Trained volunteers bring comfort and compassion to those we serve in the last 48-72 hours of life who may not have friends or family nearby during their greatest time of need. As the name of the program indicates, volunteers are there to ensure  No One Dies Alone.

When a person is facing their end-of-life journey, simply knowing someone is there with them can make all the difference, and provide the comfort needed to find peace. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a volunteer, we encourage you to give us a call to learn more.

We are currently providing this service in the following facilities:
1st Annual Compassionate Care of Carpinteria Luncheon:
The Light Shines Ahead
Please join us for Compassionate Care of Carpinteria’s 1st Annual Luncheon! Featuring keynote speaker Shaun Tomson, former World Surfing Champion, entrepreneur, author, filmmaker, and international speaker. HSB's new Carpinteria initiative, Compassionate Care of Carpinteria brings our vital services to the community of Carpinteria -- in schools and our new office location at Carpinteria Children's Project at Main.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Rincon Beach Club
11:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are available now.
Thank You Painted Cabernet!
Thank you to The Painted Cabernet for hosting a fundraiser night for Hospice of Santa Barbara on April 18th. We had a wonderful evening and $5 from every registration fee benefited HSB!
Meet our Patient Care Services Manager, Tianna Swede, MSW, ASW
Tianna has significant experience as a social worker in a variety of social service organizations.
She previously worked for Kaiser Permanente as a palliative care social worker in Atlanta. She also served as a palliative care social worker at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and as a hospice medical social worker at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Santa Barbara. Tianna has a bachelor’s degree in social work from San Diego State University and a master’s degree in social work from Fordham University.

Tianna says, "What I love about working at HSB is that HSB supports client centered work. Because we don't charge for our services or bill insurance, our clients are able to design their own care without the worry or limitations to frequency or length of visits. There is an interdisciplinary team approach to Patient Care Services which allows us to serve the whole person."
Compassionate Care of Carpinteria
Art Reception: Architectural Paintings by Tom Kress
Please join us on Tuesday, April 30th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm for our Opening Reception celebrating the work of local artist Tom Kress. There will be light refreshments and live music.
25% of sales benefit Hospice of Santa Barbara.
Upcoming Support Groups and Workshops
Each participant must complete registration with HSB prior to group participation.No drop-ins please. Groups are subject to cancellation based on low registration.You may inquire online or by calling our intake coordinator at (805) 563-8820.
Art Therapy Workshop
Saturday, June 15
A creative outlet to deepen the process of remembering and honoring your loved one.
Young Adults Bereavement
Monday evenings
July 1st - August 19th
This group is for young adults age 19-30 who have experienced the death of a loved-one.
Thank You!
Thank you for all that you do to support our work!

It is a remarkable privilege to witness the difference we make for those we serve on a daily basis. it is only through your generosity that we can accomplish all that we do and will in the future.
Phone: (805) 563-8820
Fax: (805) 563-8821