Hospice of Santa Barbara is proud to honor our outstanding community heroes at the 6th annual Heroes of Hospice “Jewels by the Sea” luncheon at the Four Seasons Biltmore, Coral Casino next month.
On Wednesday, September 12, we will recognize Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, Cottage Children's Medical Center: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Montecito Bank & Trust, Organic Soup Kitchen, and Marybeth Carty, the Executive Director of the Natalie Orfalea Foundation.
These organizations and individuals play a vital role in service to our community and in supporting our goal of providing care to anyone experiencing the impact of serious illness or the death of a loved one. These Heroes are part of the fabric of the work we do at Hospice of Santa Barbara.
We hope you will join us next month in celebrating these local heroes.
The Soft Embrace, by Maggie Crouch
" Now is the time
this present moment
to stand tall
to make a stand
against dark ignorance
to fight with discernment
against the cruelty of blind irrationality
of fear-based thinking..."
Margaret Crouch received her Ph.D. in Musicology in 1979. Her teaching positions include colleges and universities throughout California and Canada. She retired as Music Academy of the West’s Grants Manager, where she founded the MERIT Program. Margaret enjoys using the rhythm of language to create lyric poetry.
FREE Movie Screening and Community Panel Discussion
End Game (Documentary, 2018)
Sunday, August 26
3:00 - 5:00 pm
The Alcazar Theatre
Compassionate Care of Carpinteria (CCC) and Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) invite the community to a free movie screening of the 2018 documentary “End Game” on Sunday, August 26.

Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, “End Game” tells the story of terminally ill patients and the inspiring medical professionals and caregivers who help them come to terms with life and death.

After the movie, CCC and HSB will host a 30-minute panel facilitated by local Carpinterian Marybeth Carty and will include community discussion. Panel speakers include Susan Copeland, Dr. Stephen Hosea, and Jeanne West.
Registration is FREE, but you must register to attend.

Heroes of Hospice 2018
Hospice of Santa Barbara will recognize special heroes in our community at its 6th annual Heroes of Hospice “Jewels by the Sea” luncheon on September 12. The event will be held at the Four Seasons Biltmore, Coral Casino in Santa Barbara from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
This year, HSB will honor Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, Cottage Children's Medical Center: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology , Montecito Bank & Trust, Organic Soup Kitchen, and Marybeth Carty, the Executive Director of the Natalie Orfalea Foundation.
Ticket reservations for Heroes of Hospice are available online and by contacting (805) 563-8820 or cpuyot@hospiceofsb.org .
The Five Invitations: Workshops Explore Mindful and Meaningful Living
A Reflection by Jeanne West
"On March 22, 2018 nearly 800 people filled the Marjorie Luke Theatre in Santa Barbara to see and hear Frank Ostaseski, author and world-traveled lecturer. Though some wondered if it could be done, we managed to surpass our greatest expectations, especially given the events of the previous several months of fires and floods. Yet, our town demonstrated an eagerness and a thirst for hearing Mr. Ostaseski, a pioneer in end-of-life care..."
Support Groups 
These groups offer an opportunity for you to connect with individuals facing your same situation. All support groups are co-facilitated by licensed professionals 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 Group
Healing the Loss of an Adult Child
Tuesdays, September 4 - 25
In our Pet Loss Support Group, pet owners will share their experience with others who've recently lost a special member of their families.
Tuesdays, September 25 - November 13
In Healing the Loss of an Adult Child, bereaved parents learn techniques for coping with this loss and share experiences with others.
HSB Legacy Society Luncheon
Hospice of Santa Barbara’s Shining Light Legacy Society was established in 2017 to recognize those forward-thinking individuals who have chosen to leave their legacy to Hospice of Santa Barbara through their thoughtful estate planning. On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, members of the Legacy Society were joined by members of the Planned Giving Advisory Committee during a luncheon held at the home of Jeanne West.
Thank You!
  • Thank you to Dream Foundation's Flower Empower program for the flower bouquets and succulent arrangements 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
  • Thank you to Jeanne West for baking desserts for the Teen Bereavement Summer Grief Support Group. Her homemade treats included a cake to celebrate the birthdays of all the group members
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