The roots of Catholic Charities in Santa Barbara go deep. We began in 1924 as the “Ladies Aid Society” of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish. Our formal name now is “The Santa Barbara Region of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc.” Almost 90 years later, we still remain committed to serving Santa Barbara County’s working poor, those families and individuals of all faiths  most in need. 100% of our funding is raised locally within the county and goes  directly to support our mission of preventing hunger and homelessness by advancing self- sufficiency. Operating on an annual region-wide budget of $1.8 million, we will  need to deliver services to an unprecedented number of families and individuals – more  than 44,000 unduplicated persons. Our three local Advisory Board volunteer members  and the support of the communities we serve, make the challenge possible.

Facts At A Glance

• In partnership with the Santa Barbara County Foodbank, we distribute  over 2.1 million pounds annually of supplemental and nutritious food to our  clients.

• CCSB is the only organization operating countywide offering  financial rental and utility assistance through federal Emergency Food & Shelter Program  (EFSP) and Homeless Prevention Rapid Re-Housing (HPRP) grants.

• We have 4 offices throughout Santa Barbara County and operate 4  mobile food distribution sites in Isla Vista, New Cuyama, Guadalupe and Sisquoc

• Funds raised in Santa Barbara County stay in Santa Barbara County.

• We serve families and individuals most in need, regardless of  religious beliefs or faiths.