Getting to Know Hillside

If you're interested in learning more about Hillside, please consider joining us for one of our
Getting to Know Hillside open houses.

This event is held the third Wednesday of each month at Noon.

For more information, please call Elizabeth Arendt, our Development Assistant at (805) 687-0788 x109.


A residential home for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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.

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.

For our 59 residents, Hillside is home.

“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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“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.

City of Santa Barbara TRAP Program

Hillside is pleased to have the opportunity to offer our residents access to the TRAP program thanks to funding we received from the City of Santa Barbara Community Arts Grant. The Rhythmic Arts Project (TRAP) is a drumming program designed for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be able to make music. Not only is this a fun and engaging activity for them, it also uses multi-sensory stimulation which is critical to their development. We are so thankful to the City of Santa Barbara for making this possible!

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.”

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