Showers of Blessing engages the compassion and volunteer spirit of both housed and houseless residents of
South Santa Barbara County in the operation of a mobile shower trailer in order to promote health and wellness,
build avenues to employment, and restore dignity to our most vulnerable neighbors.

What We Do

Showers of Blessing operates a shower trailer equipped with two private bathrooms which is driven to seven sites every week (four sites in downtown Santa Barbara, one site in Goleta and two sites in Isla Vista). We provide free hot showers, new socks, new underwear, hygiene items, clean clothing and limited laundry service at all of our sites. We also provide food items, sack lunches, water and snacks. We provide our free services to all people who are without a home or are in temporary or unstable housing, regardless of ethnicity, gender, age, ability, race or religion. We serve the poorest of the poor and those crippled by circumstance, addiction, mental illness, and lack of opportunity. Last year we provided almost 5,000 showers. This year we will provide well over 6,500 showers.


What Can I Do?

Anyone can make a big difference:

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One of the questions we ask some of our shower clients after their shower is
“How do you feel now?” The answers have been amazing:

“I feel like a human again.”

“It’s amazing how much better a single shower can make you feel.”

“Real, I can look for ways to make my life better now.”


Every dollar you contribute goes directly to the operation of our shower services in South Santa Barbara County.



Personal hygiene items, undergarments, socks and clothing are vital to our guests. You can help fulfill our guests’ needs.


with us

Volunteers make our work possible, both individuals and groups. Sign up for our newsletter or contact us directly.


Locations – Days – Hours of Operation
Providing Showers at 7 Sites Every Week
New, Expanded Laundry Service!

Our houseless friends and clients can now get a shower, complete with socks, underwear and used clothing, Monday through Friday, at any one of our seven sites (listed below).

We have also expanded our free laundry service to all of our sites.

Clients can drop off a limited amount of dirty clothing while taking a shower and pick it up clean and fresh the following week.


Isla Vista

St. Michael’s
University Church
6586 Picasso Road

Showers: 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Dinner provided at 5:00pm


Downtown Santa Barbara

Salvation Army
Hospitality House
423 Chapala Street

Showers: 7:00am – 9:00am
Breakfast Burritos served


Downtown Santa Barbara

Our Lady of Guadalupe
227 N. Nopal Street

Showers: 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Light snacks provided



St. Athanasius
Orthodox Church
300 Sumida Gardens Ln

Showers: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Lunch provided

Downtown Santa Barbara

Alameda Park
Corner of Sola & Anacapa Streets

Showers: 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Dinner provided at 6:30pm


Downtown Santa Barbara

Salvation Army
423 Chapala Street

Showers: 7:00am – 9:00am
Breakfast Burritos served

Isla Vista

St. Michael’s
University Church
6586 Picasso Road

Showers: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Snack lunch provided