Upcoming Events

Women of Purpose Benefit Luncheon

Hillside House’s Women of Purpose present: “If you Can’t Stand Up Stand Out,” an inspirational benefit lunch featuring author, gold medalist and Hall of Fame inductee Mike Schlappi.

When: Thursday, September 21, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Where: 1505 Mimosa Lane, Montecito, CA

Honoring Honoring Susan Chapman

Single Tickets $100 each

Tables of 10 @ $900 each

For more information, contact  H.H. Director of Development Michael Padden-Rubin @ mpaddenrubin@hillsidehousesb.org


Mike Schlappi & Medals

In a tragic accidental shooting when he was a youngster, Mike Schlappi lost the use of his legs, but he determined he would not let the loss ruin, or even run his life. Right away,  he set his sights on overcoming his disability, setting goals for himself and then setting about achieving them. Just a few months after his accident, he was on the basketball court playing wheelchair basketball. Today, Mike speaks all over the country, motivating individuals and organizations to think beyond their limitations, their “disability,”in order to grasp the fullness of life’s possibilities.

Mike has an MBA, has written two  books, and has won two gold medals in wheelchair basketball with the USA’s paralympic basketball team. Mike is a wonder, and he’ll leave you reconsidering all those goals you deemed too outlandish, too crazy to achieve.