Adult Services | Day Program and SlingShot


Alpha Adult Services is committed to supporting adults to lead active and fulfilling lives in their community. Alpha Resource Center provides a broad spectrum of day services for adults 22 years of age and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

In both our adult day program and SlingShot Art Studio & Gallery, participants assist in the development of individualized services tailored to achieve his or her personal goals. Skill development is achieved through utilization of individual areas of interest. Activities promote participation and integration of individuals as contributing members of our community. Services may include skill development, support in employment, community access, effective living, personal and social enrichment, and arts and leisure activities.


The day program provides a variety of opportunities . . .

Community Volunteers

Serving the Santa Barbara Zoo, Meals on Wheels, Casa Esperanza, SB Botanic Gardens, SB Sailing Center, SB County Cat Shelter, and Wildlife Sanctuary.

Community Fitness

Participants swim at the Montecito YMCA, take yoga classes through Parks & Rec, dance at the Goleta Valley Community Center and The Dance Network, take walks at parks all around town, and much more!

Work Opportunities

Landscape Crew, Food Service, Janitorial, Shredding, Alpha Thrift Store


Creative Arts

Performing Arts Theater Troupe, Band – Rockability, Embroidery, Arts & Crafts, Yearbook, and more! 

Community Access

Shopping (money management), public transportation, exploration, beach and parks, and others.

Social Opportunities

Dances, karaoke, holiday and special events.


“I like coming here because I learn things.”

-- Alpha Participant

“I am very happy with Alpha and everything they do for my daughter.”

-- Alpha Parent 

“I like going to the zoo, going out to lunch, working in the garden, going to the computer lab, having a good time. We always have good activities that we do.”

-- Alpha Participant  

“Just being there makes my daughter happy.”

-- Alpha Parent

“I love being at Alpha. Thank you for being here for me.”

-- Alpha Participant

“Alpha is probably one of the best opportunities that my daughter has had in her life. She has blossomed.”

-- Alpha Parent

Contact Us

Amy Buesker


Program Manager

Youth & Adult Services

(805) 964-3547 ext. 127

Kelly Cottrell


 Studio Manager

SlingShot Art Studio & Gallery

 (805) 770-3878 

Sue Dumm


Creative Director

 SlingShot Art Studio & Gallery

(805) 770-3878