What We Do | Casa Esperanza Homeless Center | Santa Barbara, CA

What We Do

Street OutreachStreet Outreach

Street Outreach workers comb the streets of Santa Barbara every day, building relationships that allow the homeless to seek shelter for the first time. 

Day Center

Food, clothing, medical care, job development, social services, life coaching, substance abuse recovery, and other vital services are offered to assist our members/clients into permanent housing. 

Homeless Couple

Transitional Shelter Program

Opportunities are provided for those who are willing and capable of achieving self-sufficiency.

Winter Shelter

Two hundred beds are available from December 1 to March 31; includes breakfast, dinner, hygiene services (showers, laundry) and medical support.  


Casa Esperanza is one of Santa Barbara’s most successful collaborative efforts. Casa Esperanza is unique in that services are provided to any individual or family that is willing to abide by a simple set of rules. Finding a place to rest your head does not depend on sobriety, employment, family structure or religion. 


Casa Esperanza’s staff and volunteers build trusting relationships with the homeless. It is through these relationships that the homeless find the courage to seek and find the help they need. Transitional services, including drug and alcohol counseling, mental health care, housing and job placement assistance are all available at Casa Esperanza. 


At Casa Esperanza we treat the symptoms of homelessness while building healthy relationships. Our services help homeless individuals and families develop long-term solutions with lasting success.

We measure our success by the number of people who receive shelter, and how many leave the streets in favor of a safe and secure living environment.

Hundreds of people find help at Casa Esperanza. For some, having a meal, a shower, and a fresh set of clothes is the boost they need to quickly leave homelessness. For many, Casa Esperanza serves as a support system, providing recovery services that address the mental, emotional and physical disabilities that many homeless people must confront.