The SlingShot and Alpha Relationship
SlingShot Art Studio & Gallery is owned and operated by Alpha Resource Center.
Alpha Resource Center empowers individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Santa Barbara County by supporting families, creating opportunities, and fostering belonging.
Founded in 1953, Alpha has changed the perspective of the Santa Barbara community as it relates to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Alpha provides the resources and tools to hone their skill in the visual & performing arts and to take advantage of work and volunteer opportunities.
The work of Alpha begins with Family Support, starting at the hospital following birth or when a diagnosis of an I/DD is first received or expected. Our resources include services and supports to continue to support individuals with I/DD and their families throughout their lifetime.