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.
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.
1451 Camino Trillado, Carpinteria, CA 93013
firstname.lastname@example.org | 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
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!
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!
Thank you so much for having my daughter at summer camp. You all amaze me. I am so grateful to see my daughter laughing, playing and making friendships. Every child wants this opportunity. They are rare and especially welcome moments for children like my daughter.
So often I am overwhelmed with the care of a child with special needs. Overwhelmed with the stress, the tasks, and the help I need to take care of her as a single parent. To have this Cornerstone Camp where my daughter is so happy and I can shift out of thinking about lists of responsibilities, her needs and take a breath long enough to love and enjoy my daughter’s laughter – what is that worth? I can’t even begin to say.
My son talks about this camp all year long. He is so happy when it’s on. He loves it! I wish camp was gong on all summer and during other breaks as well. It is so beautiful and loving and fun and I hope it will grow and grow!
I don’t know what we would do without Cornerstone’s Camp. I don’t feel that any other camp would offer the support or understanding my daughter needs to enjoy summer camp.
Cornerstone Camp is a great experience for campers and counselors alike. It is always a learning experience, and it gives campers a much-needed opportunity to go out into the community and enjoy summer like everybody should. This is the best program of its kind, and we need more like it.
We had plenty of really fun activities to keep the campers engaged. I think that camp is such a good opportunity for many of these kids to experience activities and sensations they wouldn’t otherwise. Cornerstone and Happy Adventure Summer Camp are such a crucial aspect to many of these families’ lives. To see how much the campers and parents look forward to the camp every year is so, so special.
I learned that children with disabilities may be a challenge, but they have hope in their future! The difference between these children and others has opened my eyes to a whole other side of humanity.
Happy Adventure Summer Camp is a wonderful program that has inspired me to work with people with developmental disabilities. Every day we get to participate in activities that keep everybody active and having fun. This camp is so much fun and it has given me a lot of experience in the field that I intend to work in. I look forward to this camp every year, and I know the campers do too!
Cornerstone House of Santa Barbara is governed by a volunteer board of directors comprised of respected community and business leaders.