Our Mission

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 provides hot showers and love to people experiencing homelessness. We bring our shower trailer to seven established sites in the greater Santa Barbara area every week. With each shower we offer a freshly laundered towel and washcloth, a pair of new cotton socks, a pair of new underwear, hygiene items and limited emergency clothing. At each site we also provide companionship, conversation and contact with other homeless service providers. Our services are entirely free and access is unconditional to all people who are without a home or are in temporary or unstable housing. 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 close to 7,000 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

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).


Isla Vista

St. Michael’s
University Church
6586 Picasso Road

Showers: 2:00pm – 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: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Light snacks provided



St. Athanasius
Orthodox Church
300 Sumida Gardens Ln

Showers: 10:00am – 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: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Snack lunch provided