Save the date for

Hillside’s 19th Annual Sunset Soirée By-the-Sea

Saturday, June 3, 2023, 5:00-8:30 pm, at Cabrillo Pavilion

The newly revitalized 1920s landmark located at 1118 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara with its panoramic ocean views is perfect for taking in a sunset!


Hillside is grateful for these gifts made

in honor,
in celebration,
in appreciation and
in memory of

a family member, friend or loved one.
We appreciate your generosity to Hillside.
If you would like to make a tribute gift, please click on the Donate button below.


A residential home for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Thank you for your support. It means everything.


People with disabilities and their families count on Hillside to provide quality care, independence and integration within our community. Hillside strives to advance the potential of each resident by fostering abilities and creating community.

For our 59 residents, Hillside is home.

The individuals who call Hillside their home need a caring community to survive. Hillside provides them what they need to follow their passions and discover their abilities.

 “People who have intellectual and developmental disabilities are able to touch hearts and to call others to unity through their simplicity and vulnerability.”

Jean Vanier

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Aquatic Therapy

Hillside has an indoor, aquatic therapy pool that offers a great source of physical therapy for the residents in a fun environment.

Physical Therapy

In addition to participating in our formal physical therapy program residents are welcome to enjoy the beautiful backyard on our ADA accessible paths where they can play shuffleboard, basketball, and ride the adaptive bicycles.

Recreational Therapy

Hillside’s grounds, indoor fitness center, and activities provide the perfect environment for stimulating recreation and fitness.

Sensory Motor Training

Our busy Activity Room includes a computer lab, a large library of books on tape, a big screen TV, and other adaptive equipment.

Independent Living Skills Training

Residents participate in schools and day programs, community integration programs, and engage in supported employment programs. Community access is readily available to residents. Hillside vans and Santa Barbara MTD stop right at our front door. Our residents attend musical performances, movies, religious services, and the many activities our community has to offer.

Occupational Therapy

Modifications to every day equipment enable residents to actively participate in a variety of activities of daily living including, creating art, playing interactive games, computer use, and cooking. We also offer integrative technology programs to enhance communication skills.

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“Hillside is a critically important part of a healthy community because we do need to care for those who are least able to care for themselves.”
— Norris Goss, Vice-Chair, Hillside Board of Directors

Learn more about our services.

Hillside offers many activities on our property and in the community. We provide 24-hour nursing care and a range of therapeutic programs in a caring environment.

We, Hillside residents and staff, would like to say: “THANK YOU” to all the people and organizations listed below. YOU made the 6th Annual Shining Light on Abilities and the month of December special, fun, spectacular, and memorable. Although the decorations and lights have come and gone for now, we are already looking forward to their return in December. Until then, please know how grateful we are to YOU!

  • Assistance League® of Santa Barbara
  • Boone Graphics
  • Gail Campanella, accordionist extraordinaire
  • Jessika Cardinahl, artist extraordinaire
  • Dawna Cunha and Kurt Monahan
  • Demboski & Chapman Financial and Insurance Solutions
  • Downtown Santa BarbaraEasy Lift Transportation
  • Edhat
  • Karla Gamez Machado, volunteer extraordinaire
  • Hillside Facilities Team – Jose Silva, Salvador Cosio, Maria Jasso, and Oscar Urcino
  • Hillside Donation Lockbox Donors
  • Jordano’s
  • Edward Kado Marketing Systems
  • KCLU News Morning Edition
  • KEYT News Channel 3-12
  • Klein DeNatale Goldner Attorneys At Law
  • Father Dan Lackie, OFM, Pastor, St. Barbara Parish at Old Mission Santa Barbara
  • Lure Digital
  • Justin and Sarah Mack
  • MarBorg Industries
  • Montecito Journal
  • NewsBreak
  • Noozhawk
  • Mary and James Padden-Rubin
  • Rock Star Trolley
  • John D. Rubin Enterprises
  • Ann Rudolph, Assistance League® of Santa Barbara Liaison to Hillside
  • Santa Barbara News-Press
  • Santa Barbara Trolley
  • Santa Claus and Christmas Carol
  • Suzie Sichi, volunteer extraordinaire
  • The Giving List
  • Tri-Valley Trophies
  • Troop 37 Scouts
  • Unity Shoppe
  • Veronica Springs Neighbors


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Hillside Looks to the Future…

There are nationwide efforts to remove barriers to community living for people of all ages with disabilities, and Hillside is part of this movement. The Hillside Community Project will transform our model of care by creating a new mixed- abilities neighborhood on our property – the first of its kind in the Santa Barbara area.
“To provide a home that supports the residents’ efforts to maximize their physical, cognitive, social, and emotional abilities, so that they can attain their highest level of independence in an environment where people are treated with dignity and respect.”