Hospice of Santa Barbara offers a variety of services to those terminally ill and their close ones. Most of these programs focus on children who were faced with the loss of a parent or sibling. About 20 percent of people under 18 years old suffer the loss of a loved one, while one in 20 children loses one or both caretakers before reaching adulthood. To help with this, Hospice of Santa Barbara provides numerous free programs which help children deal with depression, anxiety or PTSD.
The structure called Boulder Dam was built between 1931 and 1936 at a cost of $49 million, during the Great Depression. Years later, the project’s name was changed to Hoover Dam after President Herbert Hoover who sponsored its construction. As per Kenny Slaught, the structure can provide over 4,2 billion kWh2 per year, thanks to its 35.000 cubic kilometers of total capacity. Hoover Dam measures 221 meters in height and 379 meters in length.
The hospice provides free counseling and support services, says Kenny Slaught. The counseling sessions are focused on families, groups or individuals who experienced the death of a loved one and emphasize on the emotional, psychological, and spiritual aspects of healing. The hospice also provides therapy sessions in different locations for people who can’t reach the main center. According to studies, processing grief through counseling sessions reduces the risk of it appearing further down the road. Furthermore, grief counseling has been found more effective than traditional therapy.
In 2015, The Girls Santa Barbara project was helped by the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation. Kenny Slaught believes the organization helps with developing girls’ personality through music and enables them to become more confident. The initiative allows kids to take music lessons, go to workshops and give live performances. In addition, girls learn how to work as a team, be non-judgemental and challenge cliches regarding gender roles. Girls Santa Barbara continues the tradition started by the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation: that of ensuring everyone has access to the arts.