Cornerstone House of Santa Barbara

Established in 1987 as a nonprofit corporation and operates as a home for adults with developmental disabilities in Carpinteria, California.


We are committed to our clients’ lifelong medial, emotional, social and recreational needs so they may enjoy all that life has to offer!


Our home is licensed by the State of California Department of Health Care Services as a six bed Intermediate Care Facility for the Developmentally Disabled-Habilitiative (ICF-DDH). We provide 24 hour residential care along with developmental and supportive health services in a warm, caring, family-oriented setting.



Cornerstone House has a lifelong
commitment to our clients.

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Happy Adventure Summer Camp
Everyone deserves to be happy!

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When we were first established…

We operated as a home for children with developmental disabilities. Once all of our clients reached the age of 18 we became licensed as a home for adults. In fact, most of our original clients still reside with us today!


All clients attend a community-based weekday program. When at home, they participate in physical, occupation and/or speech therapy programs designed to meet each of their individual needs.


Our staff includes an Executive Director, Registered Nurse, Program Director, House Manager, Administrative Assistant and seven Direct Care Staff Members.


Our interdisciplinary team consists of a Primary Care Physician, Pharmacists, Dietitian, Speech Therapist, Occupational and Physical Therapy consultants.

We depend upon the generosity of philanthropic individuals, foundations and organizations to help us maintain the quality of life our clients deserve.

Donations may also be mailed to Cornerstone House of Santa Barbara

1451 Camino Trillado, Carpinteria, CA 93013
cornhse@cox.net | phone: (805) 684-5840 | fax: (805) 684-6455
All donations are tax-deductible


Cornerstone House Wish List
pots and pans • toothpaste • toilet paper • disposable razor blades • paper towels • unscented baby wipes • high efficiency laundry detergent


Happy Adventure Summer Camp Wish List
sunscreen • antibacterial hand sanitizer • lysol spray • art paper • child friendly arts and crafts • unscented baby wipes • clorox wipes • finger and face paints • beach toys

Happy Adventure
Summer Camp
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We saw that there was a great need for a recreational program for children and young adults with developmental disabilities. So in 1991, with the vision of our Board of Directors along with the support from local individuals and foundations, Cornerstone House founded the Happy Adventure Summer Camp.


There is never a dull moment! Our summer camp sessions include trips to the beach, pool, zoo, museums and parks along with many other Special Activities.


In order to make our camp affordable for all campers and to provide a 1:1 or 1:2 counselor to camper ratio, we fund-raise and apply for grants throughout the year to help make this unique camp possible. This way our campers will be safe and will have the opportunity to truly experience all the fun that our summer camp has to offer!


Summer Camp 2016
Celebrating 25 Years of Happiness!

Our camp would not have been made possible without the support from these compassionate foundations and organizations for the last 25 years:

The B & B Foundation
The Janeway Foundation
The Henry E. & Lola Monroe Foundation
The Neil OFundation
The Charles W. & Margaret F. Morrice Fund
The Orfalea Family Foundation
The Santa Barbara Foundation
The ALixe Tuohy Foundation
The Weingart foundaiton
The Wood-Claeyssens Foundation

The Ann Jackson Family Foundation
The Latkin Charitable Foundation
Montecito Bank and Trust Community Dividends
The Mon-Nat Foundation
The Mosher Foundation
The Rotary Club
The Towbes Foundation
The Williams-Corbett Foundation

A special heartfelt thank you for all of the individual donations, it is caring people like you who make this world a happier place!


And last but not least, thank you to all of our Camps Directors, Counselors, Volunteers and Cornerstone Staff Members throughout these 25 years for all of your hard work, love and dedication to making this camp such a success!

What They Said

Here are a few kind words from our wonderful parents & awesome counselors…

Cornerstone House of Santa Barbara is governed by a volunteer board of directors comprised of respected community and business leaders.

Our Board of Directors

Cornerstone House of Santa Barbara is governed by a volunteer board of directors comprised of respected community and business leaders.


Dr. Robert Kolarczyk

Vice President

Byron Lynn

Executive Director, RN

Maggie Wordell

Treasurer, CPA

Mary Widiner


Jeff Farrell

Board Member, CPA

Jason Machgan

Board Member

Joan Wagner

Parent Representative

Melanie Lynn