Frequently Asked Questions2023-05-26T18:10:41+00:00
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What services does Unity Shoppe provide?2023-05-25T21:19:42+00:00
  • Food, clothing, and personal care essentials are available at the Client Services Center
  • Home delivery is available for senior citizens and individuals that are housebound or living with disabilities
  • Professional attire is provided through the JobSmart program
  • Housewares and small furniture are provided through the Transitional Assistance program
  • Backpacks and school supplies are available in the Client Services Center at the beginning of the school year
  • Children’s gifts are available through the Holiday Toy Shoppe 
  • Custom gift boxes are available for senior citizens through the Senior Resource Center
  • Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year in the Client Services Center
Is Unity Shoppe free?2023-05-25T21:26:40+00:00

Referred clients are invited to shop for food, clothing, and personal care items in the Client Services Center at NO COST.

Unity Gift & Thrift Shoppe (1209 State St) and Furniture Annex (1207 State St) are retail spaces that are open to the public.  All proceeds from the store directly fund Unity Shoppe programs.

How do I access Unity Shoppe’s Programs and services?2023-05-25T21:23:43+00:00

CLICK HERE for referral information.

CLICK HERE for a complete list of facility hours and locations.



How do I get a referral for Unity Shoppe services?2023-05-25T21:28:14+00:00

Need help? Just ask! Unity Shoppe works with hundreds of referring agencies in the Santa Barbara area. Your church, school, or case manager can refer you for services. Public libraries, Neighborhood Clinics, and shelters can also submit your referral. CLICK HERE for complete list of referring partners.

Why do I need a referral to receive services?2023-05-25T21:32:14+00:00

Unity Shoppe relies on its referring partners to collect and verify personal client information, simplifying your service experience. Unity Shoppe uses non-personally identifiable information collected in client referrals to secure program funding.

Do I need to make an appointment?2023-05-25T21:33:11+00:00

No appointment is required to visit the Free Store in the Client Services Center. The JobSmart and Transitional Assistance programs, as well as the Holiday Toy Shoppe, do require that you make an appointment in order to receive services.

How often can I visit Unity Shoppe?2023-05-25T21:33:56+00:00

Referred clients are invited to shop in the Free Store twice a month for the length of their referral period.

What happens during the holidays at Unity Shoppe?2023-05-25T21:35:18+00:00

Unity Shoppe is the proud recipient of all South County Toys for Tots donations. Families are invited to schedule an appointment to shop for gifts in the Toy Shoppe during the month of December.

What if Unity Shoppe does not have what I need?2023-05-25T21:35:23+00:00

Santa Barbara County has a variety of resources to help you navigate financial crises and personal hardship. 

  • Dial 211 to access the Information and Referral (I&R) Service helpline
  • CommUnify is one of Unity’s collaborative partners and is actively working in the community to provide education and support services for residents in need
What is the difference between Unity Shoppe and Unity of Santa Barbara?2023-05-25T21:36:13+00:00

Unity Shoppe is a secular, nonprofit organization providing economic support services to residents in need. Unity of Santa Barbara is an all-inclusive spiritual center. There is no formal relationship between these two organizations.

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