There are more than 1,700 men, women and children experiencing homelessness in Ventura County
Lives Changed For Good
VIOLET WORKS THROUGH CHILDHOOD PAIN, REUNITES WITH CHILDREN
Born to a drug addicted mother, Violet was adopted at 5 years old, but after three years, her parents gave up their rights. Violet was adopted again by another couple. “It was not a good experience-a lot like Cinderella’s story,” Violet said. “They had other children that were jealous, they started fostering, and I was…
The party might be over but the work continues. As we sweep up the confetti from our 50th anniversary last year, the Ventura County Rescue Mission enters 2023 with anticipation for the next 50 years. Encouraged from stories of the past and bolstered by the extraordinary level of need within our community, we refuse to…
AFTER GRADUATING THE PROGRAM, FRANK TAKES HELM OF KITCHEN AT A SISTER MISSION
Frank has good memories from his childhood, growing up in Oxnard with his parents and two siblings, spending time in the kitchen. “I remember watching my mom cook and helping out when the family got together.” This is when his love for cooking was born. In his 30s, Frank started drinking, and it became so…
Lighthouse for Women & Children
With an overall capacity of 112 beds, the Lighthouse offers a full range of care specifically tailored to the needs of homeless women and children, including shelter, substance abuse recovery, case management, education, life skills development, vocational training, transitional housing, and referrals.
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