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Shortage of Showers Looms This Winter


The Rescue Mission will be temporarily closing 50 of its 66 men’s shelter beds as of October 30th of this year. The closures are made necessary because of phase one of the Mission’s major renovation project. The beds, and shower facilities, will be closed for 5-6 months. Meanwhile, PATH, the other major shelter in Santa Barbara, has decided to no longer offer 100 winter shelter beds between December 1 and March 31. The impact of these two closures on the single weekly shower offering we provide at Our Lady of Sorrows will be huge. We are already operating beyond our capacity at that site. More sites are desperately needed in order to keep our most vulnerable neighbors clean through the winter. In order to do this we need your help. We have the trailer and truck. We have the staff. We have the volunteers. What we lack is a total of $15,000 to operate two additional emergency weekly sites for six months. Please help.

Donations to Showers of Blessing are tax deductible as SHoB is under the non-profit umbrella of
The Interfaith Initiative of Santa Barbara, a 501(C)3 – Tax ID #47-0920616


Showers of Blessings is a Isla Vista, California based mobile hygiene ministry which offers showers to those of a critically low income. We help people with clean clothing and getting themselves clean. Contact us to be a volunteer.

Why is this ministry needed?

Humans at a base level need some amenities to feel like valuable people after a time. One of those needs is to be clean along with having clean clothing. At Showers of Blessing our goal is to provide both the clean clothing and the chance to get themselves clean. In doing this we are hopeful of helping them gain the stability to get employment and housing.


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