Ongoing Events

Weekly Domestic Violence Support Group - Offered in English and Spanish for victims and survivors of domestic violence.  Click here for flyer.


Aquatic Wellness and Exercise - Aquatic Personal Training - Individualized training in aquatic exercise techniques, tailored to participants' needs. Training in water safety and swim skills are also available. FEE:  $35 per session (30 minutes) Appointments are required. Call (805) 569-8999, ext. 82552 for information or to make an appointment.


Aquatic Wellness and Exercise - Independent Exercise and Swim -  An opportunity for community members to exercise and swim independently. Trained caregivers may assist participants for no additional fee. FEE:  $6 per hour after initial orientation

Orientation Options:

$30 orientation (15 minutes)
$60 orientation and personal training (30 minutes) or attend a class.


Appointments are required. Call (805) 569-8999, ext. 82552 for information or to make an appointment.


Aquatic Wellness and Exercise - Arthritis Aquatic Exercise Program -  Warm-water exercise program to increase flexibility, range of motion, and endurance. Arthritis Foundation guidelines followed and taught by Arthritis Foundation instructors. FEE: $8 per class

Tues, Thurs, Sat: 11am-noon

Appointments are required. Call (805) 569-8999, ext. 82552 for information or to make an appointment.


Aquatic Wellness and Exercise - Fibromyalgia Exercise Class -  Class focuses on enhancing range of motion, balance, mobility, and circulation. Class promotes relaxation to reduce stress and fatigue. Arthritis Foundation guidelines followed. FEE: $8 per class

Mon, Weds: 11am-noon

Appointments are required. Call (805) 569-8999, ext. 82552 for information or to make an appointment.


Cognitive Fitness and Innovative Therapy - CFIT Brain Gym Open House Every Monday at 2409 De La Vina St


Recreation Afterschool Program (RAP) - A principal endorsed program that the City of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara School Districts have collaborated on for over 20 years. RAP provides games, crafts, clubs, field trips, free sports leagues, and homework assistance to children enrolled in grades 1 through 6 who attend Adams, Monroe, Roosevelt or Washington Elementary Schools.

Where & When
This program takes place on your child’s school campus on all school days. All program sites are open until 5:30pm except Roosevelt which ends at 5:15pm. Please check with the Program Site Director to verify early release and parent conference schedules.


Awana - Awana helps churches and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. Our programs offer a proven approach for evangelizing and discipling kids in the church and community. Meets every Thursday through the school calendar.


Jodi House Therapeutic Massage - Jodi House will be offering therapeutic message once a week in the month of April!  Amongst other things, massage has been proven to relieve muscle tension, reduce stress, and evoke feelings of calmness.  Come feel the benefits for yourself!

Dec 19 @ 11:00 am

Dec 2, 30 @ 2:00 pm

Jodi House Healthy CookingAre you curious about how to cook something delicious and nutritious on a budget?  Program staff members Marissa and Susan will be sharing simply recipes to promote healthy eating habits.

Dec 10, 31 @ 12:00 pm

Jodi House One on One SupportJust drop in and receive help with setting up an email account, Facebook account, filling out paperwork, or any other needs!  

Dec 5, 26 @ 11:00 am


Jodi House Tai ChiThe ancient art of tai chi uses gentle flowing movements to reduce the stress of today's busy lifestyles and improve health.  It can also be adapted for chair seating.

Every Friday @ 12:00 pm with Rick


Jodi House Ceramics with DeannaArtist Deanna continues to fire up the kiln and inspire our artistic sides

Dec 5, 19 @ 1:00 pm


Jodi House Spanish with AmyLearn to speak Spanish! New materials, games, and exercises. Starting with the basics and gradually progressing.  Beginners as well as advanced levels are welcome.  Nos vemos all.

Dec 5, 19, 26 @ 2:00 pm


Jodi House ReikiRelax and rejuvenate your mind and body with specialists Lindsley, Gail or Mareva

Dec 3, 10, 17, 31 @ 11:00 am


Jodi House Baking with Judy Join Jodi House volunteer Judy to bake cookies and other delicious treats.

Dec 2, 16, 23, 30 @ 11:00 am


Jodi House Restorative Yoga - Stimulate muscle and joint movement while allowing your breath to guide you

Dec 9, 23 @ 2:00 pm

Dec 3, 17 @ 2:30 pm


Jodi House NiaMove to music for your body, mind, and spirit, balancing technical precision with free-form expression, taught by Nia instructors.

No December dates


Jodi House Memory Strategies - Strengthen your memory skills

Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm


Jodi House Peer Support GroupGroup for all members to share their experiences

Dec 4, 11, 18 @ 2:15 pm


Jodi House Men's Support Group - A group for men only, led by staff

No December Dates

Jodi House Communication Skills - Work on important communication skills 

Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm


Jodi House Percussion - Get in rhythm with our very own drum circle

Dec 3, 10, 17, 31 @ 1:15 pm


Jodi House Art Therapy w/ Susan Farber, MA, MFT - Through creating art and reflecting on the process, individuals can increase awareness of self and others, cope with symptoms, stress, and traumatic experiences; enhance cognitive abilities; and enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of making art.

Dec 3, 17 @ 12:00 pm

Jodi House Mindfulness Meditation

Dec 4, 11, 18 @ 11:30 am

Jodi House Pet Therapy w/ Cal

Dec 4, 11, 18 @ 12:30 pm

Jodi House Brain Workout

Dec 17 @ 11:30 am

Dec 4, 11, 23 @ 12:00 noon

Dec 9 @ 12:30 pm

Dec 2, 26 @ 1:00 pm

Jodi House Rhythm & Movement - Improve your balance and mobility while learning new dances and listening to great music.  Trudie Olsen is back at Jodi House with lots of fun activities and dances to share with everyone.

Dec 2, 9, 16, 30 @ 12:00 noon

Jodi House Neighborhood Walk

No December dates

Jodi House Social Skills

Dec 23 @ 1:00 pm

A parent run website of special needs community resources: events, specialists, workshops, clubs, activities and travel ideas.

Volunteer Opportunities

Reid's Gift  sign up for summer camp internship!

Best Day Foundation Santa

Barbara sign up for helping out with some ocean funs!

"321 Playhouse" Down Syndrome Family Support always welcome volunteers. Call Tara Vasquez at (803) 269-6313 to  register.


Hearts Therapeutic Santa Barbara is looking for dedicated volunteers who are willing to commit to a weekly 4-hour shift.

See their webpage for details


Hidden Wings, a non-profit for autism, welcomes volunteers of all talents

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