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Homelessness: Community Action Oxnard Facility Reopened

Homelessness: Community Action Oxnard Facility Reopened

By Douglas Partello, video: Lang Martinez Community Action of Ventura County, shut down for months when funding was exhausted, resumes shower and laundry service on Mondays …. Lang Martinez, homeless advocate, and I visited Community Action of Ventura County (CAVC), at their 621 Richmond Ave. site in Oxnard, Monday, August 24, 2020. This once a […]

Ventura County Homeless in the COVID-19 Era

Ventura County Homeless in the COVID-19 Era

By Lang Martinez and George Miller (with major assistance from Tara Carruth) With astonishing speed for government, the Ventura County Continuum of Care, State of California and FEMA have quickly reacted to help protect the most at-risk homeless people from the COVID-19 pandemic. The most visible manifestation of this is the county leasing and taking over […]

Santa Paula: Community Forum on Homeless Services

Santa Paula: Community Forum on Homeless Services

By Sheryl Hamlin Project HOPE (Helping Ourselves Progess Efficiently) hosted a panel of county experts in the field of homeless services on April 28, 2016 at the historic depot in Santa Paula. About 40 people filled the chairs by the time the meeting started. The distinguished panel included: Randy Brown: Ventura County Behavioral Health, Project […]