Our Mission

Showers of Blessing Santa Barbara provides free hot showers, fosters compassionate hygienic care, and offers access to critical services for people experiencing homelessness.

Shower Locations – Days & Times


Isla Vista

St. Michael’s
University Church
6586 Picasso Rd.
1pm – 3pm


Santa Barbara

Commuter Lot
400 W. Carrillo St.
10am – 1pm
45 shower capacity


Santa Barbara

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
227 N. Nopal St.
12pm – 3pm
NO early sign-ups
30 shower capacity

Sponsored by Natalie Orfalea Foundation



St. Athanasius
Orthodox Church
300 Sumida Gdns. Ln.
10am – 1pm

30 shower capacity

Santa Barbara

Unity Church
We hope to find a new location soon.

Check back here for more information.


Isla Vista

St. Michael’s
University Church
6586 Picasso Rd.
11am – 1pm


40,000 SHOWERS!

We drive our shower trailer to five established sites every week. With each shower our guests receive a freshly laundered towel and washcloth, a pair of new cotton socks, a pair of new underwear, hygiene items and limited emergency clothing.

We also offer companionship, conversation and contact with other homeless service providers. Our services are entirely free and access is unconditional to all people who are without a home or are in temporary or unstable housing.

What Can I Do?

Anyone can make a big difference:

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One of the questions we ask some of our shower clients after their shower is
“How do you feel now?” The answers have been amazing:

“I feel like a human again.”

“It’s amazing how much better a single shower can make you feel.”

“Real, I can look for ways to make my life better now.”

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