Recuperative Care

Local hospitals have the opportunity to continue healing care for homeless individuals after medical treatment by discharging the Recuperative Care Beds at the Salvation Army.

Turning Point Foundation

Turning Point offers care to homeless who struggle with mental illness. In addition to permanent supportive housing, they offer Safe Haven, a 10-bed shelter which provides a safe place to sleep and case management.

River Community Church

The City Center and Tender Life Maternity Home are faith-based transitional living centers for homeless families with young children and expecting mothers.                                                                       


The City and County's first year-round 24/7 sheltering efforts was approved by City Council and is slated to open at the end of December 2019. The shelter, run by Mercy House, is low barrier and will accommodate 55 individuals (17 women, 38 men) as well as their pets! Every individual at the shelter must work on their housing plan and be committed to transitioning out of homelessness.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army supports a transitional shelter with 12 beds and permanent supportive housing throughout the city.

Care and Outreach
211 Ventura County

Run by Interface Children & Family Services, 211 is a phone and text comprehensive information and referral service that links callers to appropriate venues for assistance.

Backpack Medicine

Once a month local doctors, nurses, behavioral health, police and City staff go into our local River Bottoms to offer care to vulnerable individuals.

Buddy Nation

A non-profit that assists homeless animals with food, veterinary services, micro-chipping and more.

Catholic Charities

Operates a food pantry and houses Family to Family, Ventura's food kitchen at 303 N. Ventura Avenue, which offers free meals Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:30am-12:30pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8am-9am. Sack lunches are provided Tuesdays and Thursdays.                                                                                   

Family Reconnection Program

The Downtown Ventura Organization created the Family Reconnection Program to link homeless individuals who aren't from Ventura with a family member or support group. Once the ambassadors connect with the family member and the Ventura Police Department confirms that there are no active warrants, the ticket is purchased, and the individual is reconnected to a situation that is their best chance for success. To date there have been over 180 reconnections.

Human Services Agency

A County agency that links homeless and those about to become homeless to appropriate services which can include immediate temporary housing, rental assistance, and supportive services. Call 805-385-1800 to leave a message; a case manager will return your call.

One Stop

Operated by Ventura County Health Care Agency and provides health care and access to social service agencies and professionals every Tuesday from 10am-1pm. This includes Behavioral Health assistance, general relief application assistance, free HIV testing, Case Management, and more.

Whole Person Care Pod

The Whole Person Care Pod is located outside River Haven and is facilitated by the Ventura County Health Care Agency. The Whole Person Care Pod is a mobile shower and medical unit that focuses on the coordination of health care, behavioral health, and social services.

Project Understanding

Provides outreach and a food pantry on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am-1pm at 2734 Johnson Drive, Suite E.

Rescue Mission Outreach

The last Friday of every month a team of Rescue Mission graduates and staff outreach to Ventura areas frequented by homeless individuals.