Messages from Applicants

Four Season's Hotel

Four Season's Hotel

Four Season's Hotel

"My partner and I have both been put on furlough from the Four Seasons. I have held this job since June, 2008. We are both currently on unemployment now and have been a part of the community for over a decade. We could use some help during this crazy times."

Cava Restaurant

Four Season's Hotel

Four Season's Hotel

 "For the past 6 months I have been working as a server at Cava and as of March 16th, I have been temporarily laid off. Since I am a full time student at Santa Barbara City College, this job was my only source of income. The opportunity that the restaurant and patronage of Montecito so graciously extended me has allowed me to pay for rent, tuition, car insurance, and various other expenses that weighs on every citizen."

Married Couple

Four Season's Hotel

Friendship Center

 "Both my husband and I are affected, I got Laid off due to covid-19 and have school loans I need to pay along with rent and bills, my landlord isn’t giving me a discount so I have to come up with the money. My husband had now picked up overnight shifts that put him at risk as a security to help protect the hotel. And not getting paid the original security rate but we will take anything at this point." 

Friendship Center

James Perse Employee

Friendship Center

 "Friendship Center is a Center for vulnerable adults and seniors so we, of course, at to close at the start of the covid-19 threat in SB county. While I am fortunate to have some remote hours to provide support for my seniors at home, my hours have been cut by 10hrs a week, which has greatly impacted my total income and my ability to cover bills and essentials."  

James Perse Employee

James Perse Employee

James Perse Employee

 "I was working 40 hours a week, down to zero due to the store closure. I have been impacted severely and have not managed to come up with rent or money for bills. I am currently trying to find a part time job while James Perse is closed to make ends meet but am having trouble finding places that are hiring."  

Wedding Photographer

James Perse Employee

James Perse Employee

 "This health crisis has affected my photography business and serving most of my clients in Montecito. I've had to cancel all of my wedding and special events. 95% of my clientele is based in Montecito and any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!"

About to Start New Job

Hair Stylist @ Biltmore

Hair Stylist @ Biltmore

 "I was working at Ambiance and gave my notice to begin working at Johnny Was. The day I was supposed to start work all the stores were told to shut down. Because I had not started, I was on a technicality not an employee, leaving me unable to collect wages. I have worked on coast village for some time now and will be returning when I am able. I currently have no funds coming in and appreciate this opportunity!"

Hair Stylist @ Biltmore

Hair Stylist @ Biltmore

Hair Stylist @ Biltmore

 "We have been furloughed as the Salon is occupying space in the Biltmore hotel, but not able to receive insurance support from the Hotel as we rent space at the location and are not owned by them. The hotel is closed until further notice."

Los Arroyo's Employee

Hair Stylist @ Biltmore

Los Arroyo's Employee

 "I rely on Los Arroyos to not only support my family of 5, but also for expenses such as food, rent, car payments, and just my overall bills that I need to pay for for my day to day needs. This is the only job I have and I work tirelessly to live paycheck to paycheck and receiving this money will definitely help me pay for at least a portion of a bill or even food for my younger children." 

Malia Mills Employee

Malia Mills Employee

Los Arroyo's Employee

"I’ve been working at Malia Mills for almost a year now, and it was my main source of income for myself. I worked there almost everyday for 8 hours plus and loved my job, it was something i looked forward too. Now that i can’t go into work is a much harder place for me."

Substitute Teacher

Malia Mills Employee

Substitute Teacher

 "I am a substitute teacher for the school and now unable to work because school is closed. I won’t be paid during this closure."

Single Mother

Malia Mills Employee

Substitute Teacher

"A single pregnant mother of a 13 year old. I’m head of household and is in desperate need. I worked full time to provide for me my daughter. I’ve been in the Montecito community working as a Server. I have so many bills to pay rent and need help for food as well. Please help."