Our Mission

Showers of Blessing brings free hot showers and love to people experiencing homelessness in South Santa Barbara County in order to promote health and restore dignity to our most vulnerable neighbors.

COVID-19 Update

  • We have some temporary closures and temporary new temporary locations at Pershing Park and Girls, Inc.
    See Locations and Times for info.
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  • As another way of serving our houseless guests, we will be providing one pack per houseless guest of biodegradable bamboo outdoor wipes (30-sheets per pack). You may pick up your pack between Wednesdays from 12:00 -12:30 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 227 N. Nopal Street, Santa Barbara.


25,000 SHOWERS!

We drive our shower trailer to seven established sites every week. With each shower our guests receive a freshly laundered towel and washcloth, a pair of new cotton socks, a pair of new underwear, hygiene items and limited emergency clothing.

We also offer 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.

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 3 Sites Every Week

Our houseless friends and clients can now get a shower, complete with socks, underwear and used clothing, most weekdays, at one of our three sites (listed below).


Isla Vista

St. Michael’s
University Church
6586 Picasso Road

Showers: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Lunch provided




Downtown Santa Barbara

Girls, Inc
531 East Ortega Street

Showers: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Meals served



St. Athanasius
Orthodox Church
300 Sumida Gardens Ln

Showers: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Lunch provided


Isla Vista

St. Michael’s
University Church
6586 Picasso Road

Showers: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Meals served