There are more than 1,700 men, women and children experiencing homelessness in Ventura County
Lives Changed For Good
LIFE RECOVERY PROGRAM OFFERS VINNY, OTHERS, THE SUPPORT TO HEAL AND GROW
Vinny’s father was an alcoholic, and was abusive to him and his mother. When he was 10, his parents divorced. “We left him,” said Vinny, who lived in Port Hueneme. “So I grew up with a single mother raising three kids. My dad was in and out of the picture. He’d appear and disappear.” When…
AFTER YEARS OF TRAFFICKING AND ABUSE, VICTORIA FINDS HEALING AT THE LIGHTHOUSE
Growing up, Victoria constantly felt less-than. Both of her parents had other children and their affection for them was greater than that for Victoria. “I was told I was unwanted as a child, so I did whatever it took to get any attention from them.” Victoria started harming herself in sixth grade. Over the next…
They say that home is where the heart is, but what if your heart is broken? What if your heart is full of sadness, loneliness, and despair? What kind of home is that? For many of our unhoused neighbors, each day is about survival. Each day they are in search of the things that many…
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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