Patients dealing with terminal and chronic illnesses, as well as their families, can receive support from the Hospice of Santa Barbara through its carefully designed programs. Several of these initiatives are specifically tailored for the children who saw or will see a loved one passing away. Kenny Slaught says that about 1 in 5 people under the age of 18, see a relative dying. Additionally, before becoming adults, 1 in 20 people lose a parent or even both. Anyone facing such a situation can receive free help from Hospice of Santa Barbara. The goal is to cope with grief and avoid falling into depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).