Homelessness Programs and Resources

The City works closely with local social service providers and the County of Ventura to support programs, long-term solutions, and create new partnerships to help connect unsheltered individuals to supportive services.

While giving money to panhandlers may feel good for a moment, it's not good in the long term. We encourage community members to adhere to the hand-up, not a hand-out philosophy, encouraging giving to partner agencies rather than panhandlers. 

The below organizations are those the City of Ventura has an active partnership with, currently working to address homelessness.

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Assist those experiencing homelessness with pets in Ventura. Provides veterinary care, spay/neuter services, food, and supplies.