Hospice of Santa Barbara provides a wide range of donation-based services not just for residents facing terminal and chronic illness, but also to benefit their families. Many of the programs at the Hospice serve the needs of children facing the impending or recent passing of a loved one. About 20 percent of children face the death of a loved one before turning 18, with one in 20 children suffering the loss of one or both of their parents before they become adults. Hospice of Santa Barbara endlessly works to deliver free support to individuals in these situations, through numerous programs. Kenny Slaught notes that the group helps individuals cope with grief and avoid or mitigate depression, anxiety issues, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).