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We provide education and supportive services in partnership with the community so Santa Barbara County residents can improve their economic security, become self-sufficient, and retain their dignity.

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We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s director of development and/or Executive Director.

I have been involved with CommUnify (formerly Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County) professionally and later as a proud supporter for over 33 years. I have continued my involvement with CommUnify for all these years because I have seen all the exceptional programs and services they provide to the entire Santa Barbara County community and the way they ‘step up to the plate’ in times of need. They provide a full spectrum of services for and support to vulnerable members of this county prenatally to older adulthood and ages in-between. CommUnify represents the best of the best in Santa Barbara County.

Flo Furuike
A longtime supporter of CommUnify

Help Us Serve Seniors

Did you know that low-income seniors are among the most vulnerable people in Santa Barbara County? Many were productive members of our community before retirement, but now live on fixed incomes which do not keep up with the high cost of living here so they can’t afford home repairs. Each year, 950,000 older adults nationally are hospitalized due to a fall, making this lack of repairs a serious safety concern. CommUnify’s Seniors Safe at Home program provides minor electrical and plumbing repairs, upgrades water heaters and furnaces, and installs carbon monoxide detectors, smoke alarms, and slip-and-fall prevention devices so our seniors may age safely in place. Thisprogram serves 150 to 175 senior households each year, but with your donation we can increase this number to ensure more seniors have a safer home and prevent potentially catastrophic injuries, hospitalization, or death. We hope you’ll support Seniors Safe at Home.

Key Supporters

Ann Jackson Family Foundation
CenCal Health
Dr. Hildegard H. Balin Charitable Foundation
Edwin and Jeanne Woods Family Foundation
Eric and Kelly Onnen
Hutton Parker Foundation
Latkin Charitable Foundation
Mark and Dorothy Smith Family Foundation
Mike and Linda Cordero
Montecito Bank & Trust
Norm and Jane Habermann
Santa Barbara Foundation
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
Sara Miller McCune
Susan Rose
The Crawford Idema Family Foundation
The Towbes Foundation
The Towbes Group, Inc.
Walter and Holly Thomson Foundation
Williams-Corbett Foundation