Many people believe individuals and families become homeless because they have substance abuse problems, legal issues, poor health, a lack of family support, a history of domestic violence, depression, mental instability or other issues that require extensive support services. Evidence shows, however, these are often the effects of being homeless, not the cause.
There are many barriers faced by the homeless and at-risk families in their day-to-day struggle just to stay alive or keep a roof over their heads.
Whatever the reason, be it structural barriers, such as child care, transportation, education, cost of living or hiring patterns, or individual barriers, such as inadequate skills, low self-esteem, lack of family support, unstable or outdated work experience, addiction, health, mental health or a criminal record, we are on the front lines of Ventura County’s war on homelessness. Our shelter is open to all.
By recognizing these barriers through our in-take system, we are able to help the homeless and at-risk families in our area remain or become self-sufficient. We provide year-round daytime shelter and a safe haven as well as a mailing address, computer access, and laundry and shower services.
To find out more about this program or how you can help or volunteer, call 805-436-4000 or email email@example.com today.
DID YOU KNOW?
$1 can provide a shower or wash a load of laundry for a homeless person.
$3 can pay for a single re-employment class.
$12 can pay for a series of classes in a re-employment course.
$320 can daytime shelter, showers, laundry services and re-employment education for one homeless person for a year..
To find out more about this program or how you can help, call 805-436-4000 today or Donate now on our home page.
One-Stop Referral Services
Once a week, we open our doors for the Oxnard One-Stop, which features a wide range of social services programs provided by us and the county of Ventura, reducing the need for added time off for transportation costs for low-income residents and the homeless in need of various appointments.
The weekly One-Stop on Wednesday mornings provides easy access to the Ventura County Mobile Medical Unit, Behavioral Health Services, general relief and CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps) applications, legal assistance, notary services, a job club and more.