Help for Men

We're here to help you defeat addictions and reclaim your life.

Life Recovery Program

The Ventura County Rescue Mission offers an extensive drug and alcohol recovery program. It is a free, 10-month, Christian-based, residential recovery program that provides Biblically-based structure and applied discipline for living an overcoming life.

For those interested in joining the Recovery Program, we require an in-person interview of all prospective program clients. These are conducted every Monday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Program applicants must bring:

  • A valid ID (Social Security card, driver’s license, or state-issued ID card)
  • A current TB test card

Our program provides individual counseling, case management, and classes that include: Christian 12 Steps, Anger Management, and classes dealing with Biblical and Spiritual issues.

We offer our program residents the benefits of an outstanding culinary school, warehouse vocational training, computer skill development, and other vocational training opportunities.

For more information or to schedule an intake appointment call (805) 512-7650. Intake interviews are conducted twice monthly on Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Ventura County Rescue Mission Men’s Life Recovery Program
234 E. 6th St.
Oxnard, CA 93030

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Emergency Shelter

Be our guest! Our shelter is clean and safe and our friendly staff is here to help you.

Our emergency shelter is open 7 days a week throughout the year. Guests will receive a hearty dinner, a refreshing shower, clean clothes, and a warm bed with clean sheets for the duration of their stay. Case management support is available to assist our guests with finding employment and housing.

There is a limited number of beds and they are granted on a “first-come, first-serve” basis. Guests who stay at the shelter can have a bed for 10 consecutive nights. Guests are required to sign in each night before 5:00 pm to keep their beds.

We will refuse service to anyone who appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The Ventura Rescue Mission is a smoke-free environment. No smoking will be allowed in or on the premises.

  • Must have a valid ID or must obtain it with the first 72 hours of stay
  • All shelter guests must get a TB test taken within the first 72 hours of stay

For more information call: (805) 436-4593

Ventura County Rescue Mission Men’s Shelter:
234 E. 6th St.
Oxnard, CA 93030