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.

For Men:

There are 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 bed.

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

For Women and Children:

Our Lighthouse Emergency Shelter is a 24 hour, seven days a week shelter offered to single women and mothers with children (up to age 10 – some exceptions made up to age 12). There is a 30-day stay limit (extensions can be granted for up to six months if appropriate).

Shelter intake appointments can be made from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Monday through Friday. To qualify for our shelter program, women with children must be biological parents or be able to demonstrate legal custody. Those with a disability, pregnancy, or other physical issues will be accommodated to a reasonable extent.

In order to process your application, you will need the following:

  • Women must have a valid ID or must obtain it with the first 72 hours of stay
  • Children must have social security card, birth certificate, or another form of ID
  • All shelter guests must get a TB test taken within the first 72 hours of stay

For more information or to schedule a shelter intake appointment call: 805-385-7200

Lighthouse Shelter: 104 N. Hayes Ave. • Oxnard, CA 93030