Ventura Homeless Prevention Fund

The Ventura Homeless Prevention Fund (VHPF) exists to prevent homelessness for families and individuals on the verge of becoming homeless due to the impact of a one-time but consequential event such as an accident or illness. Current Ventura residents are eligible for this assistance.

Of speacial note to prospective Donors, 100% of your contribution to the Ventura Homeless Prevention Fund prevents homelessness for families with children, seniors, women and men currently residing in the city of Ventura. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Donate to the Ventura Homeless Prevention Fund through United Way of Ventura. In the “Apply Donation To” please select Ventura Homeless Prevention Fund.

Alternative gift-giving in Honor / Memory / Celebration of someone is encouraged and welcome. Please contact VHPF at 805/626-0363 or on-line at vhpf.net

Home Share of Ventura

Homeshare is a program that matches persons in need of an affordable place to live with homeowners with extra rooms.  Homeshare is not an emergency housing program as the application, interview and background check process may take some time.
Check out the HomeShare Information Booklet online or call (805) 477-7300.

Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP)

Through the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Ventura County Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program is making federal funds available to local residents who would be homeless but for this assistance. County and city governments have joined efforts to operate HPRP, ensuring that eligible County residents receive help when they need it most. To find out if you’re eligible for HPRP assistance please call 805-385-8585, Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm and speak with a program representative.
Para informacion en Espanol favor del llamar 805-385-1800, 8am – 5pm, lunes a viernes.


2-1-1 connects callers with information about services including: basic need resources(i.e. food, clothing, and shelter), physical and mental health resources, domestic violence services, substance abuse services, employment support, rent and utility assistance, senior services, services for persons with disabilities, support for children, youth and families, legal assistance and more. Services are available in English and Spanish through bilingual staff and in 150 additional languages through phone interpretation services.

One Stop

Operated by Ventura County Public Health, One Stop offers homeless individuals and family’s health care and an array of social service agencies and professionals every Tuesday from 10AM – 1PM in the Ventura Public Health Auditorium, located at 3147 Loma Vista Rd.

Catholic Charities

Provides budget counseling and the provision of temporary emergency assistance to families and individuals, as funds allow. Other services include seasonal utilities assistance, food, clothing, shelter vouchers, rental assistance, information and referral. 805.643.4784

Project Understanding

Through our intake reception center, Project provides emergency food support, help with housing options and rental assistance, case management for homeless looking to move forward in life, tutoring for low income children and referrals for other needs not addressed by our agency. 805.652.1326

The Salvation Army

Provides a Safe Sleep program for those who sleep in their vehicles, help to secure housing/prevent loss of housing, beds for respite care, a food pantry, and referrals to other services. 805.648.4977 x 16

Turning Point Foundation

Supplies shelter, supported housing and rehabilitation programs to address the critical community support needs of mentally ill adults. 805.652.0596

Our Place Shelter (Intake Interview Required – Wait List)

Turning Point Foundation operates Our Place Shelter offering LIMITED shelter services year ’round for homeless mentally ill/single men and women including sleep, shower, meals, laundry facilities, mail, phone and case management.
Located at 538 E. Thompson Blvd. Phone 805.652.2151 Intake: 9 AM to 4 PM

Ventura County Rescue Mission

Serving men; Emergency shelter up to 10 days; Meals provided
Located at 234 E. 6th St, Oxnard, CA 93030, Phone 805.436.4593

Lighthouse Emergency Shelter

Serving women and children; Emergency shelter up to 30 days; Meals provided

Located at 104 N Hayes Ave, Oxnard, CA 93030, Phone 805.385.7200


Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP)

Resources for Homeless People in Western Ventura County (comprehensive listing)

FoodShare Pantry (comprehensive listing)


National Alliance to End Homelessness

United States Interagency Council on Homelessness