Services for Homeless People
|Homeless Services connects individuals and families seeking help to a network of agencies that provide health care, mental health services, drug and alcohol abuse treatment, temporary housing, and other benefits, and seeks to help clients' secure permanent housing.
The Human Services Agency does not define homeless as simply sleeping on the street. Someone is homeless if he or she sleeps in unsafe or inhumane conditions, a different place every night, or in a shelter, transitional housing, or motel. Because lack of housing usually equates to lack of transportation, social workers meet people where they reside, including homeless camps, to coordinate services with partner agencies that can provide supportive services. For more information, please call (805) 385-1800 (calls will be returned).
RAIN Transitional Living Center
RAIN provides temporary housing and services for individuals and families transitioning from homelessness to self-sufficiency. RAIN has a total of 24 rooms: 16 rooms for individuals and families, six rooms for individuals, and two rooms with a total of five beds for adult men and women recovering from injury or illness. RAIN provides intensive case management and counseling, a clean-and-sober environment, nutritious meals, transportation for jobs and job searches, and care for children. RAIN residents participate in a mandatory savings program to establish funds for permanent housing.
For more information about RAIN please call (805) 383-7505 (calls will be returned).
CalWORKs Housing Support Program (CHSP)
The CalWORKs Housing Support Program (CSHP) provides help to move homeless families (or families at risk of homelessness), who have applied for or are receiving CalWORKs benefits, into rental housing. For more information click here or call (805) 385-1811 (calls will be returned).
Homelessness Prevention & Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP)
The Ventura County Homeless Prevention & Rapid Re-Housing (HPRP) and the Federal Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG) make funds available to local residents who are currently homeless or facing homelessness (received a notice to vacate) from rental housing within 21 days. Through HPRP and ESG, residents are stabilized in housing and assisted comprehensively to help ensure they do not face homelessness again. To learn more click here or call (805) 385-1800 (calls will be returned).
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program is designed to aid veterans and their families who are facing homelessness or are at imminent risk of becoming homeless. The Ventura County Veterans team, the Homeless Services team, and other stakeholders are working to end homeless for veterans. Learn more about the SSFV program.
Forms & Documents
- Respite Care at RAIN brochure
- Homeless Services brochure
- Homeless Resources - East County
- Homeless Resources - West County
- Recalibrating for Results - 5 Year Evaluation & Update
- Ending Homelessness flyer - En Español
- Homelessness Prevention & Rapid Re-Housing Program
- 2016 Ventura County Homeless Count Report
- Oxnard Housing Authority
- City of Ventura Housing Authority
- Ventura County Homeless and Housing Coalition
- Ventura County Healthcare for the Homeless
- Year-Round Shelters in Ventura County
- Supportive Services for Veteran Families
- Ventura County Homeless Management Information System