Who We Are
Community Action of Ventura County has grown from its humble
beginnings in 1965 asa product of volunteers and the Johnson
Administration's War on Poverty to become a force for community
involvement in helping low-income families and homeless persons
improve their economic well-being.
From the beginning, CAVC has worked to establish services and
partnerships to address poverty, social justice and economic
development -- but it has evolved into much more. Our goal is to
increase self-sufficiency among our county's poorest residents and
increase family and community economic stability.
We have nearly forty staff and have an engaged board of 15 community leaders.
What We Do
Community Action of Ventura County, Inc. has dedicated employees, community board
members and volunteers who are involved in providing services in the areas of housing,
food, employment, homelessness and youth. Community Action actively participates in
coalitions, commissions and other public forums dedicated to ensuring a safety net of basic services is accessible throughout Ventura County.
Programs offered include:
Energy Efficient Home Repairs
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
Los Compadres/ Successful Living for teens and young adults
Permanent Supportive Housing