Caring for All Those Who Serve


Alice did not identify herself as a caregiver, despite the fact that her husband, Howard, was suffering from dementia, in addition to physical and mental disabilities from the Vietnam War. Alice always said she was, “his wife of 55 years,” not his caregiver. As Howard’s dementia progressed, however, Alice knew that she needed help. Exhausted and in despair about how she would find the money for help, she turned to Lompoc Valley Haven, an adult day care center. The executive director, Kathy Concepcion, told her that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) would most likely pay for the cost of the respite care program. Alice could not believe it – she had no idea that such resources were available to caregivers of veterans. Read more

Veterans Needs Assessment

The Santa Barbara Foundation led a community wide effort to conduct an assessment of veterans and those who provide services to veterans throughout Santa Barbara County.
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Community Caregiving Initiative

The Santa Barbara Foundation is committed to innovative solutions supporting people who need care and the people who care for them. The Community Caregiver Initiative (CCI) is increasing awareness and advancing support for the 70,000 unpaid family caregivers in Santa Barbara County.
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