This page includes information and links to workshops, community events and resources related to health, social and basic needs services that may be of interest to clients, staff, partner agencies and community members. Resources included are for informational purposes only and should not be considered an endorsement of events, services nor agencies.

Upcoming Trainings & Events

Ventura County Farm Worker Housing Workshop
Friday, March 22, 2019, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Pharos Center for Innovation
4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard, Camarillo

Agricultural landowners, labor contractors and employers are invited to a workshop to learn more about the opportunities for such projects in Ventura County.
Hosted by Farm Bureau of Ventura County and House Farm Workers!, the session will include presentations on topics including:

A “how to” guide to the process of building housing on your land.
Introduction to the regulations allowing construct accessory dwelling units.
How the state’s employee housing act and other laws facilitate farm worker housing.
Project financing options.
Update on plans for a 300-unit farm worker housing complex near Somis.


Conejo Seniors Tax Assistance

Understanding Dementia:
Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Senior Concerns
401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks

Speaker: Dr. James Sutton

RSVP by March 25 to (805) 497-0189.
Respite care is available with an advance reservation.


TIPS: Trauma Informed Practices for Advocates 

Wednesday, March 27, 12 – 2:00 p.m. OR
Wednesday, April 3, 6 – 8:00 p.m.
Ventura County Community Foundation,
West Wing Conference Room
4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo

Becoming “trauma‐informed” means recognizing that people often have many different types of trauma in their lives. People who have been traumatized need support and understanding from those around them.
Often, trauma survivors can be re‐traumatized by well‐meaning caregivers and community service providers.

Participants will:
~ Learn about the physiological impacts of trauma on the brain and possible emotional, behavioral, social and intellectual/academic impacts on youth in foster care (e.g., attachment issues, externalized behaviors, disabilities, etc.)
~ Learn about the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) studies and how they relate to life-long impacts for students impacted by trauma
~ How to help & support impacted by trauma in your role as an advocate/mentor to youth

Participants will receive credit for 2 hours of training upon completion the class. Meets Foster VC Kids criteria for “Trauma.”

Please RSVP to Rhonda Carlson at

Sponsors: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) & Ventura College FKCE

More Information

Walking the Path Together: Tools for Building the Path
A conference for families of young children with special needs (0-5 years old) and the professionals who support them!

Apr 13, 2019, 7:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ventura County Office of Education
Conference and Educational Services Center
5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo

Keynote Presenters:  Keira Battles, Fiona Battles, Elizabeth Lopez and Juana Quintal

All breakout sessions will be offered separately in both English and Spanish and most will be co-presented by a parent and a professional.

More information: Barbara Rush: or (805) 437-1560

Register Here

Saturday April 13, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m in Thousand Oaks

Featured Community Resources

VITA English 2019
Community Market

Free English Classes for Adults /
Clases Gratuitos de inglés para Adultos

Avenue Library,  606 N. Ventura Avenue, Ventura

Mondays/lunes – 10:30 a.m. & 12:45 p.m.
Tuesdays/martes – 9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
Wednesdays/miércoles – 11:30 a.m.
Thursdays/jueves – 10:00 a.m.

Make an appointment today, call (805) 643-6393

Saticoy Library, 1292 Los Angeles Ave, Ventura
Mondays & Wednesdays/lunes y miércoles – 3 p.m.

ESL Conversation Groups hosted by Laubach Literacy of Ventura County.
Call for an appointment (805) 671-5748

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Workshops, educational events and resources considered for inclusion are primarily from nonprofit, educational or governmental sources and for the most part, are no cost or very low cost. Resources will be posted based on relevance, space and agency discretion.
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855 Partridge Drive, Ventura, CA 93003