Ongoing Support

The All Saints Outreach Committee provides ongoing support and/or hands-on parishioner involvement for the following organizations.

Friendship Center

The Friendship Center is an independent nonprofit providing day services for aging and dependent adults afflicted with diseases related to aging. It was founded in 1976 at the Friendship Baptist Church. In 1979, the Friendship Center outgrew its first space and All Saints offered its facilities for a dollar-a-year rent, becoming one of All Saints’ significant Outreach ministries. The Friendship Center and the Parish School provide intergenerational programs on campus, whereby the children and seniors interact with one another in activities. These exchanges are enlivening for the older participants and the children, creating an atmosphere of warmth, encouragement, and reciprocity. The Friendship Center website is friendshipcentersb.org

ongoing-supportTransition House

Transition House has provided aid to local homeless families by offering shelter for those in immediate need and by teaching the life-skills necessary to step out of the downward spiral of poverty, become self-sufficient and return to permanent housing. In addition to the Three-Stage Housing Program, its Homelessness Prevention Program gives financial aid and intensive case management to families in imminent danger of losing their existing housing. All Saints parishioners purchase and serve dinner one Sunday per month.

Carpinteria Food Distribution

Once a month, All Saints volunteers help distribute free food to about 40 needy families at Carpinteria’s Children’s Project. This usually occurs on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

Little Cottage Hospitality House

Started in 1991 with funding and volunteers from All Saints, Little Cottage Hospitality House provides family members a place to stay while their loved ones are in the hospital. Located across the street from Cottage Hospital, All Saints volunteers help visitors get settled and check out.