Shop Local for Transition House

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Shop Local for Transition House
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Opportunity knocks for community members who want to help a local nonprofit AND local business at the same time. 

Transition House of Santa Barbara, an organization offering solutions to homelessness for families making their way out of tough times, is currently sheltering 47 children ages infant - teen. They’ve created a Wishlist of books, games and supplies that can be shopped online or by phone from local businesses, enabling community members to help enrich residents time in isolation while supporting beloved local businesses like Chaucers, Game Seeker and Bennetts Toys from home. 

Transition House staff & volunteers will handle curbside pick-up of all items purchased at local biz, so all that’s left to do is order away! The shopping list can be viewed here.

Transition House is dedicated to the solution of family homelessness in the Santa Barbara community. Capable and motivated families with children are offered life tools and respectful, non-sectarian residential services designed to alleviate poverty and restore self-sufficiency and dignity.

By offering emergency shelter, transitional and permanent housing, homelessness prevention services, and comprehensive programs for children, Transition House takes a holistic approach to ending the cycle of poverty and homelessness for Santa Barbara families.

Case managers and a career development specialist work with Transition House parents on improving money management skills, education, and employment opportunities. Families are given referrals to access additional social services including medical care, clinical counseling, recovery services, quality licensed childcare and public benefits. Case managers also help with housing searches and relocation plans.

Children’s program staff offers education and enrichment programs for children, and work with the school district to make sure that school-aged kids have tutoring help, supplies and transportation to get to school.

Families that participate fully in Transition House’s array of services are able to return successfully to stable, permanent housing.

More information can be found at

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a-1589216691 May 11, 2020 10:04 AM
Shop Local for Transition House

From their list, needed: 1.Pre-K activity Books (letters and numbers, etc). 2.Puzzles/brain games/activity books for all ages. 3.Craft kits (non-messy preferred like jewelry, fiber arts, etc.). 4.Coloring/sticker books for all ages. 5.Family board games (Game Seeker has our age break down and has picked some out). 6.Activity-based toys (small LEGOsets, Playmobil, puzzles, etc)7.Infant toys, teethers, rattles, touch-and-feel books, soft books, diapers, wipes

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