About Us

Our mission
 is to provide a home that supports our residents’ efforts to maximize their physical,  cognitive, social and emotional abilities so that they can attain their highest level of independence in an environment where people are treated with dignity and respect.

We were incorporated as a California Non-profit Corporation in 1945. We are licensed by the State of California Department of Public Health as an Intermediate Care Facility for the Developmentally Disabled (ICF-DD).

Since 1945, Hillside House has been providing a loving home and therapeutic learning community for 59 remarkable people. We provide 24-hour nursing care, daily meals, an adaptive living environment, medical care, transportation, a wide range of therapies, and a host of education and life-enrichment activities. Our services allow all of our residents to pursue their interests, develop their abilities, expand their relationships and live rewarding lives.

Every human life is valuable. Everyone deserves to live a good life.

As a licensed ICF-DD by the Department of Public Health, Hillside House is qualified to serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities accredited by California Regional Center services. Hillside House ensures that its client population receives expert clinical support and compassionate residential care from an experienced team of health and human service professionals.

Please contact our Director of Operations, Gail Metzger, for more information on Hillside House’s client services and waiting list: gmetzger@hillsidehousesb.org.

What We Do  –  Our History  –  Our Team


Come visit us! Hillside House is located at 1235 Veronica Springs Road, Santa Barbara, CA.