Our donors form the heart of New Beginnings. Their compassionate and sustained support empowers us to permanently change the lives of hundreds of community members each year. Whether it’s helping someone overcome a mental illness, housing a homeless veteran, or ensuring safety for people living in their vehicles, our programs catch people in their most vulnerable moments and wrap them around services that enable them to stabilize and become self-sufficient.

You can donate securely online by credit card or bank account, via PayPal. You can also contact Development Manager, Michael Berton at (805) 963-7777 x112 or at if you have any questions or to arrange payment over the phone. Lastly, you can send a check to:

New Beginnings Counseling Center 
Attn: Development Department
324 East Carrillo Street, Suite C
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Please click the link below to donate online!

Support New Beginnings

New Beginnings runs the Safe Parking program in Santa Barbara County, a model program serving the vehicular homeless that is being looked at as an example by many large cities across the nation. We were recently featured on KCET’s SoCal Connected:

Homelessness is still a big issue in Santa Barbara County, and our Safe Parking Program provides a safe place to sleep at night for over 135 people and helps clients locate housing and employment as well as facilitating access to services.

Help out today with a donation by adopting a spot for $2,500, sponsoring a Safe Parking client for $250 or helping us provide food and gas cards for $50.  Thank you for supporting New Beginnings and your community.

New Beginnings Parking Program


Fundraising Support

Help New Beginnings make a bigger impact in the community by hosting an educational event at your home with your friends, family, and colleagues. We are always looking for ways to attract new donors and expose more people to the important work we do in our community. Our Development Manager, Michael Berton, can help you structure this event.

Social Media/Website Interns

Our Development Office considers interns who are willing to make at least an 8-hour per week commitment to the agency. We can use help in terms of social media, web design and graphic design, and content writing.

View Intern Descriptions:

Social Media Intern Position Description

Web Design Intern Position Description

For interest in any of the above volunteer opportunities, please call or write to our Development Manager:

Michael Berton
805-963-7777 ext 112

General Administrative/Office Support Volunteers for our Counseling Office.

Assist our Clinic and Office Staff with administrative and/or data entry tasks for our counseling clinic, development office, or Safe Parking office. Obtain experience working in a nonprofit, counseling, and an office environment.


For Safe Parking Program: Grocery Store Gift Cards, Veterinarian Gift Certificates, Packaged food and socks for street outreach. Bicycles and bus passes for our clients. Automobile Repair/Mechanic Gift Certificates,

For Counseling Clinic:  Paint, drapery & wall hangings, wall art, indoor plants, plant stands, area rugs, new/gently-used office and living room furniture for individual therapy rooms and administrative offices. Locking file cabinets for administrative use. Newer Windows desktop or laptop computers.

For Community Relations Outreach: Raffle and auction items for fundraising events.

New Beginnings Counseling Center is a 501(c)3 charitable organization serving the residents of Santa Barbara County. Your donation today is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. Thank you for your support!