Hillside’s inaugural Pickleball Tournament & Expo was an absolute success!
Lisa and Jim Wilcox came up with a brilliant idea for a new fundraising event for Hillside – an all-day Pickleball Tournament and Expo. The event featured pros Lauren Stratman, Julian Arnold, Emily Ackerman, and Wes Burrows! Lisa (a member of the Hillside Board of Directors) and her husband Jim, have a son named JP who lives at Hillside. They are staunch advocates for the residential facility that cares for adults living with moderate to severe intellectual and developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy.
Check out these pics of everyone having a total ball!
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President & CEO: Michael S. Rassler
Our mission is to provide a home that supports our residents’ efforts to maximize their physical, cognitive, social, and emotional abilities so that they can attain their highest level of independence in an environment where people are treated with dignity and respect.
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Caring for our son JP was extremely hard on our whole family. My marriage was suffering, and I didn’t really have a relationship with our daughter. It was all so overwhelming and difficult. JP’s needs were too much for us to handle. Hillside has enabled us to be a family again. JP is happy, all his needs are being taken care of, and he is learning so much. I have a healthy marriage now, and a great relationship with our daughter. We are so grateful for the wonderful care and love Hillside provides our son.
Equity and Inclusion for Hillside Residents
Hillside residents live far below the poverty level. Government reimbursements cover the bare minimum: room, board, and essential medical care. In order to help residents reach their goals, Hillside must raise in excess of $800,000 a year to fund a variety of critically important services, programs, and activities including:
• One-on-One Aides – most residents require individual care for walking or wheelchair use, dressing, eating, bathing, and toiletry;
• Speech Therapy – crucial to help residents express themselves so they can let their wants and needs be known;
• Physical Education – adaptive sports and movement increase mobility and bring residents a sense of accomplishment;
• Behavioral Therapy – decreases maladaptive behavior and teaches residents techniques to help cope with their challenges;
• Physical Therapy – maximizes residents range of motion, reduces pain, and prevents locking of joints;
• Aquatic Therapy – helps residents gain more muscle control, increase their self-confidence, and improve physical function;
• Skills Development – to achieve greater independence such as cooking, money recognition, and using assistive technologies.
Ann Jackson Family Foundation
Assistance League of Santa Barbara
Henry W. Bull Foundation
City of SB Human Services
Demboski & Chapman Financial
Brad and Cynthia Frohling
Norris and Barry Goss
Hutton Parker Foundation
IOA Insurance Services, Inc.
Jim and Chana Jackson
Latkin Charitable Foundation
June G. Outhwaite Foundation
Joan Redmond & Susan Crossley
Santa Barbara Foundation
Gary Simpson/SB Home
St. Francis Foundation
Thomson Charitable Foundation
Peter and Gina Troesch
Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation
Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara