WillBridge Program Services

in Santa Barbara

Residential program FAQ

The goal of each resident is to transition to the next appropriate housing facility including: residential treatment programs, permanent supportive housing programs, board and care facilities, reunite with family, or independent living.

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Transitional Housing

Transitional Housing-2

WillBridge transitional home is shared housing offered to chronic homeless, mentally ill adults. It is their 1st step coming in from the streets; an alternative to incarceration. They need a place to go when they are discharged from the jail or hospital and ready to begin moving to independent living. 

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Permanent Supportive Housing

Permanent Housing room

Permanent Supportive Housing is the next tier in WillBridge’s housing program for residents demonstrating their readiness for less supervision & more independence. Residents live in a safe, comfortable home that is subsidized with 30% of their income going towards housing expenses and elective supportive services that are available.

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Medical Respite


Homeless patients are referred by Cottage Hospital following major surgery, or receiving treatment for a terminal illness. Medical respite programs improve transitional care, end the cycle of homelessness, & support patients.

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Peer Street Outreach

Peer Street Outreach Program consists of WillBridge staff, residents, volunteers, and collaborating partners, like Santa Barbara Public Health Nurse. The team works with 50/60 chronic homeless individuals 3 times a week. 

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