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Homeless Services

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 County of Ventura Human Services Agency operates the Homeless Services Program, which serves individuals and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Homelessness is defined as: sleeping in a place not meant for human habitation; sleeping in an emergency shelter; fleeing domestic violence, while at risk of homelessness is defined as imminently losing housing within the next 21 days.  

For more information, please call 805-385-1800 during office hours 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (calls will be returned).

RAIN Bridge Housing Program

The RAIN Bridge Housing Program provides limited, scattered-site, non-congregate, temporary/bridge housing opportunities for individuals and families transitioning from homelessness to more permanent housing solutions. Intense case management and other supportive services are provided to assist in ensuring a successful transition to long term stable housing.

For more information about the RAIN Bridge Housing Program or other HSA homeless services, please call 805-383-7505 or 805-385-1800.

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 SSVF program.

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