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

“Friendship Center has been my lifesaver and has greatly enriched my mother’s life. The staff has become our extended family and friends.”
– Caregiver

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.

Friendship Center is honored to be a longtime recipient of funding from United Way of Santa Barbara CountyUW logo

 

Latest News

  • Home For the Holidays

    For some, the holidays bring that warm, fuzzy feeling, while for others they are more challenging. Many have high expectations that are difficult to meet, no matter your family circumstances. However, when adult children come home and see parents and other older relatives after time apart, they may discover that

  • #GivingWednesday

    We know you received a lot of appeals from worthy non-profits yesterday on Giving Tuesday. However, Friendship Center provides a unique service, the only nonprofit adult day services program in the Santa Barbara community. Here at Friendship Center, we were busy having tacos this Tuesday. So we decided to make

  • Veterans Support Group Offers Up Compassion, Humor

    Carol Metcalf-Roth grew up on military bases with a father who had a 30-year career in the Air Force, serving in World War II and Vietnam. Observing her family’s resilience during his service has informed her therapeutic approach to the work she does with veterans. Carol, a licensed MFT and

  • Friendship Center–Honoring Our Veterans

    Dear Friends, I am writing today with the story of Earl,* diagnosed with advanced dementia, who has been attending Friendship Center Montecito for over two years. Earl is a Vietnam veteran with PTSD, which is triggered by stress. Often while sitting in silence, he mulls over his traumatic memories and

  • Legal Considerations In Caring for an Elder

    Caring for an elder loved one brings up many issues that can be daunting. One of these is the legal requirements and recommendations for those in this situation. Should you prepare an advanced directive? What about conservatorship and estate planning? Luckily, there are local and online resources for help with