Kenny Slaught notes that Hospice of Santa Barbara delivers a wide range of services not only for those facing terminal and chronic illness, but also for their families. Many of the organization’s programs focus on the needs of children as they struggle with the impending or recent passing of a family member. Around 20 percent of children suffer the death of a loved one prior to turning 18, and one in 20 children sees the loss of one or both parents before they reach adulthood. Hospice of Santa Barbara seeks to provide those in these situations with free mentorship through numerous programs. This support helps children cope with their grief to avoid or alleviate depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).