Fostering abilities creating community

A residential home for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities





In the midst of this pandemic, we are reaching out to you and all our friends asking you to make a monetary gift in support of Hillside residents and the dedicated staff members caring for them on the front lines every day.

Please click the DONATE button at the top of this page and make your contribution to the Hillside COVID-19 Relief Fund.

For more information, please contact Michael Padden-Rubin, Director of Development, at

Thank you for your generosity. Take care and be safe.

Painting by Carlos, Hillside Resident, in collaboration with Art Walk

Everyone deserves a helping hand

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.

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.

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. 

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“Our mission is to provide a home that supports our 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.”


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