Since 2005, we have led collaborative efforts to abolish homelessness. Today, we are at the forefront of issues facing the marginalized populations of Santa Barbara, from homelessness to trafficking to under-resourced neighborhoods.
The Santa Barbara Alliance for Community Transformation exists to equip the community to lovingly engage the marginalized while actively working for the betterment of their physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental needs.
What We've Achieved
- Helped establish Common Ground Santa Barbara County in 2012 by piloting the first all volunteer outreach team for those experiencing homelessness at Pershing Park
- Partnered to bring 100khomes to Santa Barbara County in 2010 to train the county and create the Vulnerability Index which has been essential in coordinating countywide partners to house hundreds of individuals since its inception
- Partnered with students at Westmont College in 2009 to create the first Spring Break in Santa Barbara City, which is now a sustainable program under Urban Initiative, to engage the entire city in local mission.
- Teamed up with Doctors without Walls at Pershing Park in 2008 to bring free medical care to homeless individuals and families and those who are impoverished in Santa Barbara.
- Collaborated with the Turner Foundation and other county wide partners to run the first Registry Week in Santa Barbara County, where over 500 volunteers did the Vulnerability Index with those experiencing homelessness over a two day period in January 2011.