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My heart-felt thanks to all you exceptional folks who ease my burden AND bring caring direction to my husband’s days at Friendship Center.

Heart-felt Thanks

My husband feels loved and accepted by the friendly, patient staff and volunteers at Friendship Center. He feels at home there. As for myself, it feels good leaving my husband in this safe and caring environment. Friendship Center is truly a gift to those of us who care for a loved one with memory loss!

A True Gift

The staff’s compassion and understanding is remarkable. Our family is so grateful for their caring support on our journey with my husband’s Alzheimer’s.

Compassionate Staff

Our Friendship Center Family


Party Pug

Ana Leon

Program Specialist

Caity Young

Program Specialist

Christine Poarch

Program Specialist / Food Services Coordinator

Claire Arnold

Westmont College Intern, Fall 2020

Ellen Willis-Conger

Operations Director

Esther Kratz

Program Services Coordinator

Heidi Holly

Executive Director

Kim Larsen

Family Services Manager


Keeper of Cookies

Naomi Edwards

Program Coordinator

Our Blog

Holiday Party Drive-In 12/10

Join us for a Holiday Party Drive-In on Thursday, December 10th @ 1:00pm!

Thanksgiving Lunch Delivery for CCAP Members

  **You do not need to confirm your lunch delivery; we will deliver lunches to all CCAP members unless otherwise stated!

Give a Gift that Gives Back This Year!

Never sure what to get for the person who has everything? Do you want to give a present that has meaning behind it? This year, Friendship Center is introducing a gift that truly gives back. You can choose from 5 personalized cards, to be mailed or emailed to a recipient. Each card includes a brief narrative about a Friendship Center…

Drive-In Halloween Bash @ Friendship Center 10/29

Join us for a Drive-In Halloween Bash on Thursday, October 29th at the Friendship Center’s Montecito location (not Mackenzie Park, as previously stated). The event will take place from 1:00pm-2:00pm in the Friendship Center parking lot at 89 Eucalyptus Lane, Santa Barbara 93108. Guests will remain in their car for the duration of the event but will enjoy the company…

Step by step on how to sign up for the Community Connect Adult Program

  Step 1: -go to friendshipcentersb.org -Click ‘Sign Up’ (circled in red) Step 2: -Press ‘Select’ under description of Individual Membership Level (for Individual membership access only) Step 3: -Review summary of services that come with your membership Step 4: -Create a username & password -Write in your email & contact information -add payment information Step 5: -Click ‘Submit and…

Community Connect Adult Program: Launching October 12th!

On Monday, October 12th, Friendship Center will be launching our first ever virtual membership program, the Community Connect Adult Program (CCAP).  About the Community Connect Adult Program (CCAP):   The Community Connect Adult Program is a virtual program that has been carefully crafted by the Friendship Center team since on-site programs were suspending in March 2020. Two seasons and seven-hundred…

Our Mission

Friendship Center offers engaging activities that promote socialization, well-being, and a sense of community for aging adults. We provide respite, support, and education for their caregivers, enabling them to achieve balance in their lives.