Hillside Provides Compassion, Community, and Care

Originally conceived in the late 1930s as a model residential facility for children with cerebral palsy, Hillside has evolved over […more…]

Getting to Know Hillside

Big plans are in store for Hillside, the residential facility for 59 people with developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, cerebral […more…]

Hillside’s Annual Sunset Soiree

Hillside celebrated its 19th Annual Sunset Soiree on Saturday, June 3rd.  The event took place at the Cabrillo Pavilion with […more…]

Pickleball Update!

Hillside’s inaugural Pickleball Tournament & Expo was an absolute success! Lisa and Jim Wilcox came up with a brilliant idea […more…]

Hillside Hosts First Pickleball Tournament & Expo

Lisa and Jim Wilcox came up with a brilliant idea for a new fundraising event for Hillside – an all-day […more…]

Hillside Appoints Three New Board Members

The Three Bring Experience, Expertise, and Energy to the Board Hillside is pleased to announce the appointment of three new […more…]

Getting to Know Hillside: Lunch-and-Learn Program Restarts on February 15

Getting to Know Hillside, the complimentary lunch-and-learn program, returns on Wednesday, February 15. It will continue each month at 12:00 […more…]

All Are Welcome Through December 31, 2022 to Hillside’s 6th Annual Shining Light on Abilities

The Hillside 6th Annual Shining Light on Abilities is open! All are welcome to visit and experience the festive display […more…]

Hillside’s 6th Annual Shining Light on Abilities

Just about everything Hillside does is for its residents, the 59 people who live at the facility that have developmental […more…]

Providing Compassionate Care in a Loving Community

If ever a well-known Latin phrase epitomized a venerable Santa Barbara organization, “in loco parentis” (“in place of a parent”) […more…]

Hillside Today & Tomorrow: A Fall Garden Party

Hillside looks forward to seeing you and your guests at Hillside Today & Tomorrow: A Fall Garden Party on Sunday […more…]

Hillside Announces New Director of Nursing

Residents, Staff, and Board Welcome Nonye Ogoamaka Hillside is happy to announce the selection of Nonye Ogoamaka, RN, BSc, MA, […more…]

Hillside House

Back in 1955, Hillside House relocated to what was then a state-of-the-art facility capable of housing and caring for children […more…]

Where the Fullest Lives are Lived

During its 76-year history, Hillside House, a residential facility for people with moderate to severe intellectual and developmental disabilities, has […more…]

Hillside

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President & CEO: Michael S. Rassler

Mission

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.
Lisa Wilcox, Mother of JP (Hillside Resident) and Hillside Board Member

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.

Key Supporters

Ann Jackson Family Foundation
Assistance League of Santa Barbara
Henry W. Bull Foundation
Chumash 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
Donald Logan
June G. Outhwaite Foundation
Joan Redmond & Susan Crossley
Robert Ross
Santa Barbara Foundation
Gary Simpson/SB Home
Improvement
St. Francis Foundation
Thomson Charitable Foundation
Towbes Foundation
Peter and Gina Troesch
Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation
Williams-Corbett Foundation
Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara