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

May 7 To 23 Public Health Screenings


Process Improvement Event dates:
May 21-22, 2019 (breakfast and lunch provided both days)

Ventura County Office of Education, Conference and Educational Services Center
5100 Adolfo Road Camarillo, CA 93012

STEP ONE:  Host Process Improvement Event

STEP TWO:  Provide Ongoing Technical Assistance
2 days of constructive facilitated dialogue On-site assessment available beginning at this event
Community-defined goal to be developed collaboratively 2 major tracks – Medication Assisted Treatment and/or Addiction Treatment Capacity Building
Consensus on barriers and gaps to be identified Individualized curricula to be developed, prioritizing each organization’s needs
Current state values stream map to be developed On demand telephonic support to be available
Future state value stream map to be developed Webinars according to learning needs to be offered
Online training

REGISTER HERE for the event (no cost):

For more information contact:

Shannon Breitzman, Principal
Health Management Associates
(720) 638-6714 or

Transitions of Care, Team Lead – Ventura County

Anita Catapusan, Behavioral Health Manager
DMC-ODS Ventura County
1911 Williams Drive, Suite C, Oxnard
(805) 981-9209 or

Tue, May 21, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
South Coast Fellowship
4050 Market Street, Ventura

The curriculum is directed at those responsible for implementing and coordinating a GVRO program at their agencies.
Typically, all forms of law enforcement, city attorneys, crisis intervention specialists, school administrators and medical professionals would directly benefit from this event.

Using case studies, we explain ways to apply the law, describe the process for obtaining a GVRO, and address complex issues concerning domestic violence, juveniles and individuals with neurological disorders, including dementia and Alzheimer’s.
The San Diego City Attorney’s Office is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 2.0 hours of general credit (participatory).
More Information & Registration

 Learn and Comment at Community Open Houses
for the Preliminary Public Review Draft of the 2040 General Plan

The County’s Planning Division will host a series of open houses where the public will have the opportunity to learn about the Preliminary Public Review Draft 2040 General Plan, a long-range planning document that will guide land use, resource protection and development through 2040.

The 2040 General Plan includes goals, policies and programs on topics including biological and open space resources, climate change, economic vitality, agriculture, water resources, public facilities and other key issues. The 2040 General Plan is available on the project website at, the Planning Division Counter at the County of Ventura Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Additionally, a hard copy of the 2040 General Plan will be made available at Ventura County Library locations upon request (visit to find a library location near you).

Tuesday, May 21
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Channel Islands Boating Center
3880 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard

Wednesday, May 22
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Oak View Community Center
18 Valley Road, Oak View

Thursday, May 23
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Ventura County Government Center,
Hall of Administration, 3rd Floor, Multi-Purpose Conference Room
800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura

Comments on the 2040 General Plan may be submitted by email to or faxed to (805) 654-2509.
Alternatively, comments may be submitted by mail to:

Ventura County Resource Management Agency, Planning Division
Attn: Susan Curtis, Manager, General Plan Update
800 S. Victoria Ave., L #1740
Ventura, CA 93009-1740

For more information, contact Susan Curtis, General Plan Update Manager at (805) 654-2497 or via email at
Learn more about what is coming up from the Ventura County General Plan Update at

May 21 LIFE Legal Info VCAAA

Clinicas del Camino Real will be providing
FREE Diabetes Screenings
along with information (Spanish & English) on Clinicas’ services

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 – 7:30am to 11:00am
Store Front
340 W. Pleasant Valley Rd., Oxnard

Friday, May 24, 2019 – 8:00am to 12:00pm
La Hermandad Mexicana
350 K St., Oxnard

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 – 7:30am to 11:00am
Panaderia Vanessa
221 A St., Oxnard

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 – 7:30am to 11:00am
Store Front
636 W. Harvard Blvd., Santa Paula


May 21 Dignity Healthy Weight

Clinicas del Camino Real will be providing
FREE Blood Pressure Screenings
along with information (Spanish & English) on Clinicas’ services

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 – 9:30am to 12:30pm
99 Cent Store
2709 E. Main St., Ventura

Thursday, May 23, 2019 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm
San Sebastian Church
235 N. 9th St., Santa Paula

Thursday, May 23, 2019 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm
El Mexicano Cambio
231 W. Hueneme Rd., Oxnard

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 – 8:00am to 11:30am
Panaderia Ortiz #2
218 E. Pleasant Valley Rd, Oxnard

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 – 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Amar Ranch Market
1111 Channel Islands Blvd., Oxnard


May 21 World Trade Week
May 22 Moorpark Health Pathways Showcase VCOE
May 22 Wellness Expo 2019
May 22 Coalition Immigration Clinic Asylum
May 23 End Of Life Conversations With Patients
Various Dates Swap Meet Justice
May 28 VCCDC Housing And Health Workshop
May 29 Toastmasters Open House
May 30 Family Care And Volunteer Resource Fair

Pleasant Valley Recreation & Parks District - 1605 Burnley Street, Camarillo

My 31 A Night To Remember Prom For Special Needs Students
June 1 Mental Health Resource Fair Thousand Oaks
June 1 VCCDC Homeownership Fair Oxnard
June 1 Free Immigration Legal Clinic Oxnard
June 1 Chillin With VPD
June 11 Low Cost Vaccine Clinic Ventura Fairgrounds

“Start” Smart” Driving Program for Young Adult Drivers
Wednesday, June 12th, 2019, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Thousand Oaks Police Station
Community Room
2101 E. Olsen Rd.

The Thousand Oaks Police Department will be hosting a program to educate newly licensed and future licensed drivers on June 12th at the Thousand Oaks Police Station Community Room.
The “Start Smart” Driving Program is a cooperative effort between the California Highway Patrol, Thousand Oaks Police Department, teenage drivers, and their parents.

The risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16-19-year-olds than among any other age group. In fact, per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are nearly three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash.
In an attempt to remain proactive and not reactive, the Start Smart Program is designed to help young drivers and their parents/guardians understand the responsibilities associated with driving a motor vehicle.
Start Smart will show how a poor choice behind the wheel can change the lives of everyone involved. Our goal is to raise awareness and reduce the number of teen-related injuries and deaths due to collisions.

To make a reservation, interested parents are asked to call the Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureau at (805) 494-8271. Space is limited to 25 students and their parents.
There is no charge to attend the program.

Questions? Please contact: Deputy Mike Sinacori at or (805) 494-8290

Featured Community Resources

Goodwill NDWG Paid Temporary Jobs for Fire Victims
2019 Schedule LMVNA Diabetes Monthly Classes Countywide
What Makes Your Family Strong
Goodwill Veterans Flyer Currently Employed
VC Census Jobs
Adult Bereavement Support Groups
CAC Senior In Need Of Home Repair
Free Trauma Support Group

Located at the Oak View Park & Resource Center 555 Mahoney Ave., Oak View

Free Diaper Bank Nan Tolbert
Community Market
CITY CORPS Learning Through Work and Service

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

More Information

Childrens Home Society Childcare Payment Program
SP PRIDE Clinic LGBT Flyer
Grizzly Youth Academy


ASVC Autism Parent Support Group
211 Get connected get answers
2019 Low Cost Vaccination Clinics
TO Library Homework Help
English Classes Port Hueneme
Spanish For Educators Parents And Community Thru May 2019
Veterans Crisis Line
Project Pride Santa Paula
Rapid Integrated Support and Engagement Program
Boys and Girls Club Youth Empowerment Program
SelfHelpLegalWebinar Flyer 9 18
Rx Disposal Handout English
Overdose Rescue Kit
KFT raising Child Flyer

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Additional Basic Needs Resources

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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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Human Services Agency
855 Partridge Drive, Ventura, CA 93003