Inreach/Outreach News – July, 2018

July 1: City Center is a transitional living center that provides a total of 38 rooms (recently added 8 rooms) on Thompson Blvd. in Ventura for homeless families. It gives them a place to live while they rebuild their lives. Volunteers have built a playground, refurbished rooms, and serve as mentors. The Ventura YMCA provides programs for the families and children. Programs and services truly help people transform their lives and return to gainful employment. This non-profit is supported by a combination of donations from local businesses, churches, and private donors.

July 8: Innocence Project, founded in 1992 Cardozo School of Law, exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. Their mission is to free the staggering number of innocent people who remain incarcerated, and to bring reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment.

July 15: LUYV UUCV’s Park Outreach Team helps the homeless men and women who are in our city parks find their way forward in life and meet them as friends and as people worthy of dignity, respect, and life necessities. The team provides bus passes necessary to access One Stop where they can get health coverage, food stamps, assistance with jobs, and help from case managers and sign up for all available services. This work is a reminder there is no available year-round shelter, no place for homeless to go during the day and a lack of adequate low-income housing.

July 22: UUCV Inreach/Outreach The fund provides assistance to those in our local and church community who may be in need of help

July 29: Salvation Army for Safe Sleep People who are homeless are often forced to let their car registration, driver’s license and car insurance lapse for lack of funds. Donations will help people in the Safe Sleep program get insurance, license and/or registration as needed and allow expansion of case management services for the participants of the Safe Sleep Program. The hope is the case manager can help the client move forward in their process to gain self-sufficiency and move into more permanent housing.

May and June Inreach/Outreach Recipients
Your generosity toward those who ask for our help continues to be amazing.
May 27: Heart to Heart – $781.29
June 3: PSWD: YRUU – $626.55
June 10: LUYV Park Outreach – $855.85
June 17: Ventura Homeless Prevention Fund- $673
Thanks so much for all your generous donations!