It was wonderful to kick off the holiday season with so many of you at our recent  Light Up a Life  ceremonies in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, and our 1 st  ever event in Montecito. Thank for helping make  Light Up a Life  a cherished local holiday tradition for the past 35 years.
I would also like to say thank you for your support throughout the year. Because of you, our friends and neighbors throughout the Santa Barbara area have access to the grief services they need – all free of charge .
We wish you a happy holiday season and a new year filled with health and happiness.
Light Up A Life Ceremony Photos
"Wondrous Light" by Deborah Beaudet
"Tonight, the moon is full and the skies heavens are alive...with a wondrous light.
The cold crisp air is sweet...with the scent of salt spray.
I am reminded to feel the pulse of life within my body..."
Art Reception
Wednesday, January 16, 2018, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
On Display January – April 2019
25% of sales from this art reception benefit Hospice of Santa Barbara.
We will be celebrating the work of Marianna Mashek, who's watercolor art represents a personal journey of both the inner world and outward expressions of love, romance and culture.

In remembrance of Marianna's mother, Galina Sakharoff Mashek, an artist and art teacher who taught and inspired her early in childhood.
I Have a Friend Program - Mentors Wanted!
Hospice of Santa Barbara is seeking adults that have experienced the death of a parent or sibling as a child to make a difference in a child’s life by joining the I Have A Friend Program.

Mentor training will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on two consecutive
Saturdays: January 26, 2019 and February 2, 2019. Learn more and apply below, or contact
Nicole Romasanta at (805) 563-8820.
Upcoming Support Groups and Workshops
These groups offer an opportunity for you to connect with individuals facing your same situation. All support groups are co-facilitated by licensed professional and peer counselors. 

Pre-group assessments are required prior to attending. No drop-ins please. You may inquire online or by calling our intake coordinator at (805) 563-8820.
Pet Loss Support Group
Tuesday Afternoons
January 8 - January 29
For those who are grieving the loss of their beloved animal companion.
Healing the Loss of An Adult Child
Tuesday Afternoons
January 8 - March 12
Join other parents who have lost an adult child in navigating the journey of grief and healing.
Thank You!
  • Thank you to those who attended our Light Up A Life ceremonies. A huge thank you to our Event Committees, Masters of Ceremonies, Speakers, Partners, Vendors, and Volunteers who dedicated their time and talents to support our events! We sincerely appreciate you.
  • Thank you to Dream Foundation's Flower Empower program for the flower bouquets they handcrafted for HSB's clients and staff.
  • Thank you to Yoga Soup for their ongoing support to HSB staff.
  • Thank you to Whole Foods for their weekly donation of flower bouquets to our clients.
Help Fulfill Our Wish List
  • Gift cards to Bed Bath & Beyond/Amazon/Target (home goods stores) for families of mudslide victims to furnish new homes
  • Gift cards to Michael's for Children and Family Services' therapeutic art projects 
  • Books: See HSB's Amazon Wish List for details 
  • Gift certificates for ice cream or frozen yogurt, movie passes, museum passes and Zodo's Bowling passes for 'I Have a Friend' Program  
  • Grocery store, gas gift cards, and bakery gift certificates (Our families celebrate birthdays and death anniversaries of their loved ones)
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