Sanctuary Centers

Last month’s groundbreaking ceremony marked Sanctuary Centers’ initiation of its forthcoming new building. To witness the launch of this transformative […more…]

Sanctuary Centers of Santa Barbara

Sanctuary Centers has been around for 46 years, and while the nonprofit’s array of services and team of experienced clinical […more…]

Undaunted and Ready to Serve Those Living with Mental Illness

Barry Schoer is all too familiar with the stigma surrounding mental illness. As the president and CEO of Sanctuary Centers, […more…]

Sanctuary Centers

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(805) 569-2785
President and CEO: Barry Schoer


It is our mission at Sanctuary Centers to provide our clients with powerful, comprehensive, transformative mental health care. Our compassionate and experienced clinical team provides each and every client with a diverse array of proven treatment services designed to ensure success. At Sanctuary Centers, mental illness is not a roadblock that makes progress impossible. We are here to provide the stepping stones needed to overcome them.

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Expanding Services to Those in Need

Sanctuary Centers is seeking to raise $18 million to build a five-story facility that will significantly increase its ability to serve those living with mental illness and substance use disorders. Located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, adjacent to the Sanctuary Centers’ Outpatient Mental Health and Housing campus, the new facility will nearly double its number of affordable housing apartments and significantly increase its number of individual and group therapy rooms. Until now, the fundraising drive has relied on major gifts from friends of Sanctuary Centers, including two special benefit concerts hosted by musician Jackson Browne. Today, the organization is embarking on a more ambitious fundraising campaign to ensure the long-term sustainability of its programs and services.

Key Supporters

Martie Levy
Mark Levine
Dennis Clark, CPA
Ellen Broidy, Ph.D
Karin Napel
Nicole De La Loza Rivera
Mike Stein
Marsha Marcoe
Christina M. Behrman
Michael Young, Ph.D.
James Joyce, III
Olivia Loewy
Meagan Harmon
Marianell Schaaf
Mike & Dale Nissenson
Deborah Schwartz
Art Jarvis
& Claire-Lise Benaud-Jarvis
Richard Donner
Phyllis Gilmore
Denise Jarvis