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 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. RAIN Transitional Living Center pamphlet, here.
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 SSVF program.
- 2020-2021 Winter Homeless Shelter List
- Wildfire Survivors
- Homeless Resources – East County
- Homeless Resources – West County
- Ending Homelessness flyer – Acabando con la Falta de Vivi
- Rental Help is Available flyer – Ayuda de Alquiler está Disponible
- VC Continuum of Care 2019 Action Guide
- Health Care Agency One-Stop Information flyer English/español