In the past fourteen years, the Mission has helped over 500 people achieve recovery through the completion of this year long process. Rolf Geyling, President of the SB Rescue Mission, stated “We know our program changes lives. Over and over again, it puts families back together . . . returns workers to the workforce . . . and helps broken men and women become the productive, happy, healthy men and women that they were always meant to be.”

All are invited to come and hear the men and women share their personal stories of recovery. The ceremony will be held at El Montecito Presbyterian Church located at 1455 East Valley Road, Montecito.

About Santa Barbara Rescue Mission

This 501(c)(3) organization has served the county and city of Santa Barbara for 47 years, providing emergency services and long-term recovery for the homeless and addicted. With 80 beds for men and 20 for women and children, it is the only emergency shelter that is open 365 nights of the year from Santa Maria to Ventura. In 2011, the Mission provided 164,615 meals and 61,576 safe nights of shelter for individuals with no place else to turn. The Mission’s 12-month residential recovery program aims to bring individuals from decades of addiction, institutionalization, and homelessness back to sobriety, health and wholeness. Certification through the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs ensures that participants receive the highest standard of treatment in a non-medical facility.

For more information please contact:

Rebecca Weber

Director of Communications and Constituent Relations

966-1316 ext. 105


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