Our Goleta Center will be


until the end of December.

820 N. Fairview Ave

Our Montecito Center will remain CLOSED
until the end of December, reopening for regular hours on January 2nd.
Activities in Goleta will be available as scheduled, including Connections.
Montecito members who wish to attend the Goleta site and utilize Easylift transportation, please call Easylift at 805 681-1181 to confirm your ride.
Please call Esther at 805-845-7442 or email Esther@friendshipcentersb.org to let her know you are planning to attend the Goleta center.
Due to uncertainty related to the Thomas Fire please check our facebook page for further updates.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Our hearts go out to those people who have been impacted by the fire.
A special thank you goes out to our firefighters for all their efforts in battling this fire and keeping our community safe.


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Friendship Center is a fully licensed non-profit adult day services program providing professional, compassionate, affordable care in Southern Santa Barbara County at two sites – Montecito and Goleta.

Our mission is to preserve and enrich the quality of life for aging and dependent adults through innovative programs that value the dignity and worth of every person. We provide respite, support, and education, enabling families to continue to be engaged in their community, careers, and commitments.

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