Hello and welcome to our quarterly newsletter. Here you will find features on our people, our community, and our values. While article summaries are shown, please feel free to click on the titles for complete stories. Thank you and happy holidays!

Mitzvah Day

Doctors Without Walls – Santa Barbara Street Medicine (DWW-SBSM) joins Santa Barbara Hillel, UCSB Community Affairs Board (CAB), and Men of Reform Judaism (MRJ) to make care packages for individuals experiencing homelessness in celebration of Mitzvah Day.

Volunteer Spotlight:
Josh Monroy

Josh Monroy is a seasoned volunteer with Doctors Without Walls- Santa Barbara Street Medicine (DWW-SBSM). While he's collected several stories over his 4 years of service, one that remained with him the most is the story of how a simple case of thorn removals transformed a family. It is a reminder of not just the physical, but also the emotional support we provide our patients.

Special Feature: Trans Care is Primary Care

In an interview with Max Rorty, a social worker for Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinic, we examine not only how providers have changed in Santa Barbara to better accommodate the trans population, but also how the medical community can continue to improve and serve all people.

Holiday Giving

With the holiday season in full swing, find ways below to give back and volunteer in our community!
If you are considering donating money this holiday season, please consider donating to help us continue to provide local medical care where it is needed most. Making a one time or monthly donation directly helps us to continue and expand our outreach, education, and advocacy for our community. Donations can be made here. Thank you and remember, what you do matters!

Looking Back and
Moving Forward


The year of 2018 marked the 10th anniversary of DWW-SBSM as a nonprofit organization serving the underserved population of Santa Barbara. To learn more about the growth and development of DWW-SBSM over the past 10 years, click on the title above to view our timeline video.

Thank you for your continued support of our efforts. Wishing you and yours happy holidays and a happy new year!

Get Involved

1. Volunteer. Whether you are a health-care provider, student, or any other professional, the need for services is endless. Contact us and we will find a way to best put your skills to use.

2. Make a financial contribution. Your donations go towards continuing and expanding our outreach, education, and advocacy.

3. Make an in-kind donation. A donation of medical supplies would allow us to directly put your donations to use, and can include anything from medical packs to socks. Contact us for more information.

4. Sign up for our e-newsletter. Our newsletter includes stories of outreach, upcoming events, and important messages from our staff. Find out even more about our organization and stay updated on pressing issues in our community. Contact us for more information.

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