The Rebirth of La Casa de Maria

Cindy Faith Swain, Director of La Casa de Maria, has vivid memories of the day a Santa Barbara treasure was […more…]

La Casa de Maria

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Director: Cindy Faith Swain


La Casa’s Mission is to be a sanctuary of peace where all may renew purpose, strengthen community and increase their effectiveness in promoting a culture of peace, social justice, and respect for the earth.

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La Casa de Maria Retreat and Conference Center holds a special place in my heart. It is an organization that welcomes people of all spiritual faiths at its cultural center to experience a variety of art classes and health retreats. My family has been a proud supporter of La Casa for more than forty years.
Lillian Lovelace

Raising Funds for Renewal

2021 and 2022 are critical years for fundraising. The initial cost estimate to totally rebuild La Casa de Maria is tens of millions of dollars, but the priority is to reopen the retreat and conference center as soon as possible. Our best work at this point is to get us back to operational status – raising money and rebuilding the buildings and infrastructure we lost. With that, our aim is for guests to return to La Casa to retreat, renew purpose, strengthen community, and increase their effectiveness in the world. We are laser-focused on our mission to rebuild with a commitment to mind, body, spirit, and community. La Casa is needed now more than ever before.

Key Supporters

Lillian Lovelace
Lois Capps
Hutton Parker Foundation
Anne Towbes
Santa Barbara Foundation
Ed Bastian
Mary Becker, IHM
Sara Miller McCune
Vivian Engel, IHM
Lucia Van Ruiten, IHM
Mary Louise Zeyen, IHM
Ralph & Melissa Iannelli
Christine Garvey
James Bower Foundation
Pearl Chase Society
The Angell Foundation
Weingart Foundation
William J. & Susan McKinley
Vicki Riskin & David Rintels
Noelle Claeyssens Burkey
David & Louise Borgatello,
– MarBorg Industries