Casa Serena History
Three Houses, Three Havens for Recovery
At the core of our successes are three beautifully cared for and welcoming homes. The original house on Bath Street is able to accommodate 18 women and serves as the initial entry point to Casa Serena’s program. In the early 1990’s we purchased a second home nearby on Castillo Street. The Grad House is home to an additional 8 women, who are participating in the third phase of Casa Serena’s program.
In 2000 we acquired Oliver House, (located on the Mesa). Oliver House is licensed for 6 women and 6 children who are also participating in the fourth phase of Casa’s program.
Oliver House is the only residential facility in Santa Barbara that will accept both recovering women and their children. With a total capacity of 32 women and 6 children, we provide a caring staff and a simple yet gracious and dignified setting in which to live and grow. Casa Serena has given thousands of women a firm foundation on which to begin their recovery from alcohol and drug addiction.