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SANCTUARY CENTERS OF SANTA BARBARA INC

Improving one life at a time

aka Sanctuary Centers   |   Santa Barbara, CA   |  www.sanctuarycenters.org

Mission

We provide mental health care that transforms lives.

Ruling year info

1977

Executive Director, CEO

Barry R. Schoer

Clinical Director, Vice President

Lisa Moschini

Main address

PO Box 551

Santa Barbara, CA 93102 USA

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EIN

95-3066786

NTEE code info

Group Home, Residential Treatment Facility - Mental Health Related (F33)

Independent Housing for People with Disabilities (L24)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Sanctuary Centers began as a six-bed inpatient facility in 1976. Since that time, we have served over 10,000 adults living with mental illness, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders (both a mental health and substance use diagnosis.) Sanctuary has expanded and adapted its services over the past 43 years to respond to ever-changing community needs. Now offering a comprehensive continuum of care including inpatient care, outpatient care, supportive housing, and integrated health care.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Sanctuary House

For adults who do not need (or prefer an alternative to) psychiatric hospitalization but who are unable to live independently, Sanctuary House provides attractive surroundings with an ideal combination of privacy and family atmosphere. The facility is an historic, beautifully furnished late-Victorian house, which offers a warm, home-like environment. This program serves a maximum of 12 adults who are experiencing emotional difficulties with or without substance abuse issues; the program focuses on teaching clients independent living skills and socialization skills necessary for successful community living. In addition, Sanctuary House provides a comprehensive clinical program designed to help clients cope with intra-psychic issues that interfere with an independent lifestyle.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Sanctuary Centers is proud to offer our community a robust day treatment program. Our range of services provides support, education, and treatment to our clients as they build a stable foundation for their lives. The Outpatient Mental Health Center is open from 9:30am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday. Additional group therapy is also offered Saturdays and Sundays for those who cannot make it during weekly business hours.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Arlington and Hollister Supported Housing Program provides affordable studio units, with supportive services, for low-income persons living with mental illness.

As such, a continuum of services is provided at the housing site.

Services include:

Permanent affordable housing
Individual, group, and family therapy
Development of independent living and socialization skills
Vocational and educational assistance

Population(s) Served
Adults

When two organizations with more than 40 years experience serving their shared community teamed up, the Integrated Care Clinic was born. A fully unique collaboration between our team at Sanctuary Centers and Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, the Integrated Care Clinic provides patient-centered, co-located medical, dental, and behavioral healthcare services for adults living with mental illness and substance use disorders. Members of this stigmatized, misdiagnosed, and misunderstood population are twice as likely to suffer from preventable diseases including heart disease, emphysema, liver disease, and diabetes. Furthermore, they are statistically only half as likely to seek treatment.

Challenged at every step in navigating the healthcare system, these adults all too often find themselves unable to find proper medical care for the unique issues presented by mental illness. This can lead to problems with both scheduling and attending appointments for preventive care, as well as failure to follow up on treatment recommendations. Unfortunately, in many of these cases, these adults must finally resort to seeking and receiving expensive emergency room services as their symptoms progress and become chronic conditions. The Integrated Care Clinic seeks to forge a better, healthier path for adults living with mental illness in the community we love and call home.

Population(s) Served
People with psychosocial disabilities
Substance abusers

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Outpatient Mental Health & Co-occurring Disorders

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Referrals received and seen.

Number of people in the area with access to affordable housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

The Arlington and Hollister Supported Housing Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

As of the end of December 2022, 27 of the 28 Arlington apartments and 8 of 8 Hollister apartments in our Supported Housing are filled .

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Keeping with our goal of creating a continuum of care that recognizes the needs the population we serve, Sanctuary Centers has identified four current, critical needs of adults living with mental health and substance use disorders in the Santa Barbara region and beyond: a dramatic shortage of affordable supportive housing; significant barriers to preventative health care; and limited specialized counseling and support services.

To address these needs, Sanctuary Centers launched a $15-million dollar initiative to build a five-story facility on a parcel currently owned by Sanctuary. It is conveniently located in the heart of Santa Barbara adjacent to Sanctuary’s existing Outpatient Mental Health and housing campus. It will nearly double the number of apartments; expand the Integrated Health Care Clinic and Co-occurring Disorders Center; group and individual therapy rooms; and provide much needed community living space which will create recreational activities and other social opportunities.

Sanctuary Centers has launched a major gift initiative with the goal of expanding three key service areas: our Integrated Care Clinic, Co-Occurring Disorders Services, and affordable housing for those living with a mental illness. Through the strong support to the local nonprofit community and local Santa Barbara County and City governments, Sanctuary aims to open the door of that new facility in 2023.

Sanctuary Centers has been providing innovative and dynamic services for over 40 years. We continue to have an active, engaged board committed to turning our goals into realities. Our staff is comprised of dedicated, creative minds who are bringing new ideas and outreach to Sanctuary Centers. That combined force creates a very strong foundation which continually motivates us toward to meeting our goals.

Sanctuary has grown our base of support substantially since launching this initiative; that includes donor support and local government and nonprofit partners. We have raised approximately 4 million dollars toward our 15 million dollar goal and we are hopeful to have the vast majority of that need in hand by 2021.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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SANCTUARY CENTERS OF SANTA BARBARA INC

Board of directors
as of 02/17/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dennis Clark


Board co-chair

Mark Levine

Michael Stein

Ellen Broidy

Marsha Marcoe

Dennis Clark

Michael D. Young

Ph.D

Mark Levine

James Joyce III

Karin Napel

Martie Levy

Christina Behrman

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/16/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data