Our Partnerships


  1. The ARCH: Year-Round Shelter
  2. Salvation Army
  3. Tender Life Maternity Home
  4. City Center Transitional Living
  5. Turning Point Foundation
  6. NHF Recuperative Care

The ARCH Year-Round Shelter: All Roads Lead to Housing

The City and County’s first year-round 24/7 shelter The ARCH, opened in February 2020. The shelter, run by Mercy House, is low barrier and can 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.

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Care & Outreach:

  1. Backpack Medicine
  2. Buddy Nation
  3. Catholic Charities
  4. Downtown Ventura Partners
  5. Family Reconnection Program
  6. Family to Family

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.

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  1. Human Services Agency
  2. Pathways to Home
  3. Project Understanding
  4. River Community Church
  5. One Stop
  6. Step Up

Human Services Agency (HSA)

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.

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  1. Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation
  2. Ventura County Rescue Mission
  3. Whole Person Care Pod
  4. Whole Person Care Case Management
  5. 211 Ventura County

Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF)

The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation is a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to significantly reducing the number of burn injuries through prevention, education, and enhancing the quality of life of those affected by burn injuries in California. The City of Ventura's Safe & Clean Program partnered with AARBF's "Safe and Warm" campaign to reduce the number of fires and burn-injuries among Ventura's unhoused community.

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