Sixty years ago, Casa Serena was founded by a local Santa Barbara resident as a solution to the problem women alcoholics were facing at the time. In 1959 there was nowhere for them to go to get help for their addiction. For sixty years, Casa Serena has been sheltering women and their children from the devastating effects of alcoholism and drug abuse. We have helped thousands of families navigate the difficult journey from self-medication to self-love. We have walked with them through the depths of hurt, fear, sadness and pain to uncover the joy that waits beneath the surface. For sixty years, we have built new lives and reunited families.
Most of us needn’t look too far to understand the ripple effect of addiction. A parent, a sibling, a friend, a neighbor, a coworker, a spouse, a child, a newborn. We are all affected. As a community, we pledge to love these broken women until they learn to love themselves. Casa Serena receives its funding primarily through individual donors and local foundations who seek to create opportunities for a new life for those inflicted with this disease. These donations and grants are used to fund our therapeutic recovery programs such as Trauma Resiliency, Child Unification and Parent Coaching, and our Family Immersion Program.
We thank you so very much for supporting our mission over the years and invite you to attend and/or become a sponsor at our upcoming sixtieth anniversary and annual fundraiser at the Rosewood Miramar Beach Hotel on October 1, 2020. Your generous continued assistance is crucial in helping women and their families recover.