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

  • Food Assistance

  • Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

  • Los Compadres/ Successful Living for teens and young adults

  • Permanent Supportive Housing

  • Transition Center​