Coming Soon! Oliver House is relocating within steps of Main House!

In order to better serve our women with young children we are transferring Oliver House from the Mesa to Downtown Santa Barbara, and we expect this new house to be fully operational by early fall. Watch for updates and please contact our Executive Director, Lisette Fraser, for more details., (805) 444-8072. Exciting news for Casa Serena!

For 60 years, CASA SERENA has been providing a safe place for women to recover from alcohol and drug addiction.

Evidence-Based Care

 We are licensed by State of California Department of Health Care Services, and deliver the highest standard of care utilizing the effective combination of evidence-based treatment and social model recovery.


Our professional staff include Marriage and Family Therapists, Certified Addiction Treatment Counselors and Early Childhood Educators.

Award Winning

We received “Service Organization of the Year” from The County of Santa Barbara Commission for Women’s 1st District.

Children and Family Services

Oliver House is the only treatment facility in Santa Barbara where mothers recovering from addiction can reunite and live with their children.

Welcome To Casa Serena

Our Mission:

To help women and their families recover from addiction by providing evidence-based treatment services while building community, instilling self-determination, and empowering them with educational opportunities and financial literacy.

Our Vision:

A Joyous and Purposeful Life

Three Unique Home Settings

In each one of our three unique home settings, clients receive housing, meals and treatment for the diseases of addiction.

Alumnae Testimonials

  • Casa Serena gave me a second chance at life.

    Casa Serena Alumna
  • At Oliver House, my children and I received so much love and support, it was humbling.

    Oliver House Graduate
  • The Main House program gave me the tools I need to stay sober and live a full, happy life.

    Main House Resident
  • We just wanted the Sarah we know and love back.

    Recent Graduate’s Family Members
  • The support I received at Casa Serena has been life changing for me.

    Current Resident
  • Being the recipient of a scholarship from Casa Serena has saved my life and the life of my child.

    Oliver House mom
  • My children’s teacher told me that my kids are happy and well-adjusted. I can’t even begin to explain how good that felt to hear.

    Oliver House Graduate
  • Thank you so much for helping me be the me I know I am meant to be.

    Grateful Graduate
  • I will never forget the day when my little girl came running through the door at Oliver House yelling “Mommy, Mommy, I get to live with you again!”

    Oliver House Graduate
  • I lived at Grad House for as long as I could – I needed all the help I could get!

    Grateful Graduate
  • I’m doing this for myself and my family.

    Current Resident
  • I have dreams again, and I am so hopeful for the future.

    Grateful Graduate