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.
Trainings, Events and Opportunities
(newest to oldest)
Five Steps to Safeguard Your Nonprofit
Wednesday, September 25, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Center for Nonprofit Leadership Members: No Additional Fee
From intellectual property to protected health information, from digital financial assets to trade secrets shared within the corporate network, attacks to the vital information that drives our businesses are becoming more commonplace, and the associated risks also increase as cyber-crime becomes more profitable and prevalent. In fact, the risks and costs of cyber-crime continue to increase each and every year.
Post-Partum Depression: Help, Hope, and Pathways to Healing Webinar
September 25 at 2:00 pm EST
“Why don’t I feel connected to my baby? Am I just a bad mother? Questions like these are not a sign of weakness but, they could be signs of postpartum depression. This webinar seeks to offer tangible help, hope, and pathways to healing for women experiencing PPD symptoms.
Reserve your spot today to hear from the nation’s top health experts about:
Potential consequences of avoiding treatment, and
Information for faith communities which want to help mothers in need
Dorothy Fink, M.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Women’s Health and Director of the Office on Women’s Health, HHS
Leslie Walker, M.D., Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist and Clinical Instructor at Case Western Reserve University Hospital
Human Trafficking: It Happens Right Here!
Fri, September 27, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita
Join us for an event where we welcome our guest keynote speaker, Katariina Rosenblatt LLM, PhD, an award winning author and survivor of human trafficking. She along with panels of experts and local providers will help you to understand human trafficking and how you can make a difference!
Light breakfast as well as resource tables with valuable information will begin from 8am.
St. John’s Annual Breast Symposium
Celebrate the Journey
Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Serra Center, 5205 Upland Rd, Camarillo
During this FREE educational program, the Integrated Breast Center (IBC) specialists will discuss topics in breast health and breast cancer such as: nutrition, radiation therapy, treatment protocols, genetics, risk factors, imaging, breast reconstruction, and balancing life before, during and after a diagnosis.
The event will also feature expo booths offering free bone density tests, chair massages, and photo booth, plus educational information.
Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be served, and participants will have a chance to win door prizes.
Reservations for the symposium are required as seating is limited, please call (805) 988- 2641. All are welcome to sign up!
For more information about the IBC, please visit here
Sat., Sept. 28, 10 am - 5 pm - Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza - Tickets $5-10
Friday, October 11, 4 p.m. - Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard
3rd Annual Animal Career Fair
When: Sun, October 13th 2019
From: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Ventura Pet Wellness located at 3521 Arundell Circle #B Ventura
This event is FREE to the public! Everyone is welcome!
HAVE YOU ALWAYS DREAMED OF WORKING WITH ANIMALS AS A CAREER? Come learn about a variety of animal related fields and careers and talk with various animal professionals!
Tues, Oct. 22, 7-9 p.m.- Ronald Reagan Library - Simi Valley
Featured Community Resources
If you, or a member of your household, receive benefits from one of many programs such as CalFresh, Medi-Cal, CalWORKs, Social Security Income (SSI), Welfare-to-Work, Woman, Infants & Children (WIC), National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or if you have an annual household income below $37,300, the following programs may help you put internet or phone access in your home or reduce your monthly bill. Check out the eligibility requirements in the links below.
Spectrum Internet Assist Program
High-speed Internet for new Spectrum members. Recipients of free or reduced school lunch or SSI (age 65+); More information.
AT&T Access Program
Low-cost internet services. Recipients of (CalFresh) or SSI; More information.
Frontier Lifeline Program
Internet and phone discounts for existing Frontier customers. Recipients of many program-based services or based on income eligibility; More information.
FREE Bus Service for College Students Countywide
Free Hot Meals in Ventura - Wednesdays: 6-7 p.m. (clothing closet 5-6 p.m.)
Call/Text 2-1-1 24/7 to Learn About Resources in Your Community
Opportunities for Youth
Calling All Creatives!
TEEN ART GROUP
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Santa Paula Art Museum 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula
FREE weekly art-making experience for teens, ages 13-18 to work with the Santa Paula Art Museum Artist in Residence, Gabriel Cardenas
developing skills in design, techniques and various mediums and materials. Develop your personal artistic style working on your own project.
The group will also have the chance to work on public murals in Santa Paula.
Every Friday. Follow the group in Instagram @teenartgroup
Support for Seniors
Support for Parents & Families
Trauma Impact on the Brain - Sat. Sept. 28, 8:30 a.m. - noon - CDR - Oxnard
Wellness/Mental Health Support
FREE AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP
Classes & Other Featured Resources
We are excited to announce that Our Community House of Hope is launching a
HOPE End-of-Life Doulas Training Series
End-of-Life Doulas are beginning to fill the gaps in hospice and palliative care systems throughout America.
With recent trends favoring a more natural death in the home setting,
doulas are being sought after as the guides and advocates a family needs as a loved one is dying.
HOPE End-of–Life Doulas Training series will be available this fall—September 19-October 26.
(Training is 24 hours of education, in total-with an optional certification program)
Classes will be held at Los Robles Hospital from 6:30-9:00 PM each Thursday.
October 26 class: 8:30-3:00 PM
Instructors: Teresa Wolf, RN, EOLD, and Lisa Horner, RN, EOL
Our first class will be limited to the first 25 people to register.
This unique training series will be valuable to anyone interested in supporting people, as they face their final days. No prior medical or professional training is required.
For more information or to enroll, please contact us at:
Teresa@ourhouseofhope.org or 805-377-1907