Thomas Fire and Flood Disaster Support Group Offers Solace to Carpinteria Residents

As our strong, beautiful Santa Barbara community continues to recover from the effects of the Thomas Fire and Montecito Mudslide, Hospice of Santa Barbara is offering counseling services to individuals and families who may be grieving during this difficult time.


Hospice of Santa Barbara is providing a variety of care services to our Carpinteria friends more locally through Compassionate Care of Carpinteria (CCC), an initiative that provides services to children, teens, and adults that live beyond Santa Barbara.


One of these services includes a Carpinteria Thomas Disaster Community Support Group, a free program that focuses on those impacted by the fire and flood.


Participants in the Thomas Disaster Community Support Group are guided by a license therapist free of charge, however, they must pre-register to attend. The support group gives individuals an opportunity to share their experiences with others who may have gone through similar circumstances. We invite residents to come together for mutual support and healing.


Support group sessions will take place mid-morning for four Saturdays from Feb. 10 through March 3 at the Carpinteria Children’s Project at Main. 


“It has been a tremendously difficult time for so many members of our community who are working to move forward from the Thomas Disaster,” said David Selberg, CEO of Hospice of Santa Barbara. “But our Compassionate Care of Carpinteria staff are grateful to be able to offer this support group to Carpinteria residents, who we hope will see this as a way to continue forward in the healing process.”


For more information or to pre-register, please call (805) 563-8820 ext. 110 or visit  


Hospice of Santa Barbara provides professional counseling, support groups, and patient care services free of charge to individuals and families who are grieving the death of a loved one or experiencing the impact of a serious illness. Hospice of Santa Barbara is also present on eight local junior and high school campuses to work with children and teens who are grieving the loss of a loved one. For more information about Hospice of Santa Barbara, including volunteer opportunities, call (805) 563-8820 or visit


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