As the Volunteer Coordinator it was amazing to see 600 volunteers come together for a common goal. Registry Week allowed friendships to be formed between surveying teams and community members, whether housed or unhoused. It was a beautiful thing to witness and I am pleased to be involved. -Volunteer Coordinator
Common Ground Santa Barbara County recruits and trains volunteers to help with Registry Week, organizes year round volunteer teams, educational trainings and notifies people about volunteer needs in the community. This website is dedicated to providing you with information on how you can get involved!
Common Ground Santa Barbara County, in partnership with the 100k Homes Campaign and the Central Coast Collaborative on Homelessness (C3H), is dedicated to housing the most vulnerable on our streets in Santa Barbara County.
We are a collaborative effort of community members from the non-profit, governmental, business and faith communities of Santa Barbara County striving to end homelessness in our communities. We are dedicated to recruiting, training and educating volunteers so they can effectively house the most vulnerable individuals and families in Santa Barbara County.
Recently the Common Ground Santa Barbara County Team helped a vulnerable friend move into his own apartment. He told us it was the first time he's had running water in over 20 years.
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Common Ground has affected me in so many great ways. Primarily, the team I am a part of with people who care so tremendously. The affects of the team are displayed in the park; people are progressing and being loved consistently. I absolutely believe in what we are doing! -Volunteer
The Common Ground Santa Barbara County volunteer effort is a special project of the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County. The project is funded by private donors, the McCune Foundation, the Fund for Santa Barbara and the Mental Health Service Act, and is organized in collaboration with the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County and the County of Santa Barbara Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services.