Hillside House offers a caring, safe, well-equipped home for people with developmental disabilities, situated amid beautiful natural spaces created on open outdoor grounds, with easy access to the vibrant Santa Barbara community. Convenient public transportation is provided by Santa Barbara Easy Lift, and by an MTD stop right at our front door, making Hillside House readily accessible to visitors.


Hillside House Is a 59 Bed Facility Which Includes:

Fourteen 4-bed rooms 
One 2-bed room 
One 1-bed room

Our Resident Lounge Features:

a 30’ x 48’ room
comfortable couches
a fireplace
a large TV
floor to ceiling windows looking out on a beautiful rural setting


Hillside House’s Amenities Also Include:

a well-equipped computer lab 
an array of sensory stimulation equipment 
an up-to-date Physical Therapy Room 
“Talking Books” provided for us by the Braille Institute of Santa Barbara 
Private phone access for residents by way of our Privacy Room 
Onsite laundry service with 24-hour turnaround

Our Physical Therapy Room, Supported by Skilled Staff, Is Furnished with Adaptive Equipment Including:

Weight Lifting Equipment
Adaptive Bikes 
Adaptive Swing 
Ball Pit 
Audio Sensory Pillows 
Parallel Bars


Our Resident Bathroom Facilities Include 6 Separate Male and Female Bathrooms. Each Bathroom Includes:

Adaptive Tubs
Lifts to promote safety and comfort
Adaptive seats, “bath chairs”

Our Outdoor Grounds Include:

Wheelchair accessible paths
Raised-bed gardens
Outdoor swing-set

If you or someone you know is interested in living at Hillside House, please contact our Director of Operations, Gail Metzger: (805) 687-0788 ext. 117 or [email protected]

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