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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.

Now Serving 7 Sites Every Week

The wonderful staff and congregants at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 227 N. Nopal St., have offered their parking lot as a new site for our shower trailer every Wednesday from 1pm to 3:30pm.  Thanks to your generous financial support we are in a position to accept their offer and make this our third downtown shower site. We are particularly excited because this location is so close to the beaches which provide sleeping sites for many of our houseless neighbors. The timing is perfect as well, considering the recent reduction in homeless services from the two major shelters in this area. With the addition of Our Lady of Guadalupe we will now offer showers at three sites downtown, one site in Isla Vista and one site in Goleta every week.  (times and locations listed below)


What Can I Do?

Anyone can make a big difference:

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.”

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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