Education & Schools
Senior Centers

Department of Community Services Senior Recreation Program

30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills.

Agoura Hills/ Calabasas Community Center

27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas.

Camarillo Senior Center

1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo

Fillmore Senior Center

533 Santa Clara Ave., Fillmore

Moorpark Active Adult Center

799 Moorpark Ave., Moorpark

HELP of Ojai’s Little House

111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai

Wilson Senior Center

350 N. C St., Oxnard

Rose Avenue Senior Center
4917 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard

Colonia Senior Center
126-B Amelia Court, Oxnard

South Oxnard Senior Center
200 E. Bard Road, Oxnard

Port Hueneme Community Center

550 Park Ave., Port Hueneme

Santa Paula Senior Center

530 W. Main St., Santa Paula

Simi Valley Senior Center

3900 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley

Goebel Senior Adult Center

1358 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks

Senior Concerns Adult Day Center
401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks

Ventura Avenue Adult Center

550 N. Ventura Ave, Ventura

Barranca Vista Center
7050 Ralston St., Ventura
805-644-6542 specifics, call: 805-648-2829

Ventura Senior Recreation Center
420 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura

Moran Manor Senior Day Care Center
1690 E. Main St., Ventura

Social Services

Adoption Program

(805) 240-2700
The adoption program is a program of the Ventura County Human Services Agency which offers services to families whishing to adopt or birth parents considering voluntary give up a child for adoption.

Family Connections Adoption>
(805) 641-1121
This is a private, non-profit Christian adoption agency.

Ventura County Foster
(805) 654-3456
Provides services to families and individuals looking to become foster parents.

Aspira Foster and Family Services
This private, non-profit organization provides a range of family services including adoption, foster care, and family reunification support.

Ventura County Public Health HIV/AIDS Center

(805) 652-6694
Ventura County provides programs for those living with HIV/AIDS. The programs include: early intervention program, nurse case management, partner notification services, benefits counseling and support, counseling and emotional support, alcohol and drug treatment, and education and outreach.

Al-Anon Family Groups

(805) 495-0270 or (805) 656-7110 (24 hour answering service)
A fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share hope and strength resulting from the family disease of alcoholism. Alateen is a similar program for pre-teens and teens sponsored by Al-Anon.

Adult Children of Alcoholics
(805) 496-2003
This is a support group for people who were raised in homes with alcoholism present.

Alcohol & Drug Programs
Functions of the Ventura County’s Behavioral Health Department.
Ojai Valley Center: (805) 652-7823
Oxnard Center: (805) 981-9200
Simi Valley Center: (805) 577-0830
Ventura Center: (805) 652-7823

Services United Alcohol & Drug Counseling Center
Santa Paula: (805) 525-9392
Fillmore: (805) 524-5170
Provides bilingual prevention, education, intervention, counseling, and treatment for alcohol and drug abuse clients.

Prototypes Women’s Center
(805) 382-6296
This is a residential facility for pregnant and parenting women recovering from alcohol and drug abuse.

Rainbow Recovery and Education
(805) 487-4663
This provides residential treatment for women and teens with chemical dependency problems.

Sheriff’s Narcotic Analysis Program (SNAP)
(805) 654-2370
Provides services for parents and guardians of minor children. Controlled drug or other substance may be taken to the crime laboratory for a drug analysis. Results are kept confidential.

California Central Coast Chapter, Alzheimer’s Association

(805) 485-5597
This offers programs that provide ongoing support for individuals and families affected by dementia.

American Red Cross of Ventura County

(805) 339-2234
Ojai Valley: (805) 646-6044
Camarillo: (805) 987-1514

Catholic Charities Community Services of Ventura County
(805) 643-4694
Camarillo: 805-987-2083
Moorpark: 805-529-1720
Oxnard: 805-486-2900
Simi Valley: 805-526-3009
Thousand Oaks: 805-496-1113

Civilian Employee Assistance Program (Naval Air Station, Point Mugu)

Commission on Human Concerns
(805) 436-4000
Provides assistance with low-income individuals and families.

El Concilio Del Condado de Ventura
(805) 486-9777
Youth alcohol, drug abuse, and violence prevention and intervention. Provides youth leadership and HIV/AIDS prevention exucation.

Jewish Family Service
(805) 641-6565
This nondenominational service offers counseling for couples, individuals, and families as well as a free family law and personal finance law clinic and groups for women as well as senior stress reduction and in-home counseling for seniors.

Lutheran Social Services
(805) 497-6207
Emergency assistance through food bank referrals, bus, gasoline, and clothing vouchers, job interviews, and help with prescriptions.

Project Understanding
(805) 652-1326
Eviction prevention, transitional housing for families, emergency food assistance, shower and laundry facilities, tutoring of children from low-income families.

Salvation Army
Oxnard/Port Hueneme: (805) 483-9235
Ventura: (805) 648-5032/ (805) 659-3598
Emergency aid, clothing, food, and assistance to those in need and a transitional living center.

HELP of Ojai
(805) 646-5122
Combines individual and community resources to those in need. Some programs include: security patrol, adult day-care center, transportation, retired senior volunteers, and emergency assistance.

A Center for Creative Change

(805) 499-8511
A non-profit, private counseling program with licensed therapists and interns for individual, family, marriage, and child counseling.

City Impact: Oxnard
(805) 983-3636
A non-profit organization that works with more than 1,800 at-risk youths and their families with counseling services, early intervention programs, leadership development and outreach activities.

Parenting Plus Family Counseling Center
(805) 373-8312
Full service counseling center for individuals, couples, families, and children. It also offers ongoing therapy groups for adult children of alcoholics, codependency, teenagers, parents and men’s and women’s growth groups.

Jewish Family Services: Ventura
(805) 641-6565
Provides low-cost, sliding scale counseling, peer to peer senior counseling, free legal services, and kids2kids programs for special needs adolescents.

Court Appointed Special Advocates
(805) 485-6114, ext. 609
Volunteers assist children who are dependents of the Ventura County Superior Court

District Attorney
(805) 662-1750
Prosecutes violations of criminal law, conducts criminal investigations and enforces child support laws.

Crime Victims Assistance Program
(805) 654-3622
Expedites and humanizes the contact a victim of witness has with the criminal justice system.

Victims of Crime Resource Center
Helps persona who have been victims of crimes know their rights and what to expect while going through the court system.

Child Abuse Intervention and Prevention Services

(805) 485-6114
Provides ointensive in-home services for families at risk of having their children removed because of child abuse or neglect.

Coalition to End Family Violence
(805) 983-6014
Offers 24-hour crisis intervention, emergency shelter, counseling, advocacy, education, and parenting classes for victims of family violence or sexual assault.

Interface Children Family Services of Ventura County
2-1-1 or 1-800-339-9597
Multiservice agency with services to prevent child abuse, domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, suicide, and runaways.
Assistance for the terminally ill and their families.

Hospice of the Conejo
(805) 495-2145
Volunteer hospice providing home support for persons with limited life expectance and their families.

Hospice of Santa Clara Valley
(805) 525-1333
Medical, psychological and spiritual support for those with terminal illness.

Hospice Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association
(805) 642-1608
A system of care that enhances the quality of life for the terminally ill patients and their families.

Caring Neighbors
(805) 646-9752
A program of HELP oh Ojai Inc. that offers counseling and assistance for patients and families with life-threatening diagnosis.

Independent Living Program: (Adults)

(805) 643-2288
Oxnard: (805) 247-0784
Provides independent living skills to developmentally disabled adults.

Independent Living Resource Center
(805) 650-5993
Assists persons with disabilities with peer support, training, information, and referral services.

Rainbow Connection Family Resource Center
(805) 485-9643
Spanish: (805) 485-9892
Parents of children with special needs help one another.

Tri-Counties Regional Center
(805) 962-7881 or 1-800-322-6994
Diagnostic and case management services for those with substantial developmental disablilities.

Tri-County Greater Los Angeles Council on Deafness
(805) 348-3148
Information and referral, interpreting, job development and placement, advocacy and peer counseling.

United Cerebral Palsy Foundation
(818) 782-2211
Operates homes for the severely disabled, day programs for adults and social, recreational and family support programs.

Autism Society of America Ventura County Chapter
(805) 496-1632
Provides assistance and referral for families with members suffering from autism.

Dyslexia Awareness and Resource Center
(805) 963-7339
Raises the awareness and offers information on ADD and Tourette’s syndrome.

Batters Intervention Program

(805) 983-6014 or 1-800-300-2181

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Hot Line Services
(805) 983-6014
24-hour hotline: (805) 656-1111 (English)
(805) 300-2181 (Spanish)

Harvest For a Better Life Program
(805) 983-6014
Hotline: 805-656-1111 (English)
805-300-2181 (Spanish)

Safe Haven
(805) 485-6114
Provides safe nurturing emergency residential shelter for women and children escaping violent living situations. Includes 24-hour emergency response, restraining orders, court advocacy and support.

Safe Journey
(805) 485-6114
Semi-supervised and supported transitional housing for victims of domestic violence with job readiness and financial planning support.

Laubach Literacy of Ventura County

(805) 385-9584
Teaches English-speaking and non-English-speaking adults how to read, write, and speak English.

Center for Employment Training
(805) 487-9821
Non-profit organization provides education and skill training.

Interface Children Family Services Program

(805) 485-6114
Provides local businesses with wellness training, assessment, counseling and referral for employees experiencing personal and family problems that affect job performance.

Department of Rehabilitation

Thousand Oaks:
(805) 371-6279
Oxnard: (805) 385-2400
Serves to help physically, mentally, or emotionally handicapped individuals return to work.

Employment Developmental Department
(805) 382-8614
Offers employment services such as job referral and counseling.

CalWORKs Business and Employment Services
(805) 652-7565
Seven job and career centers throughout Ventura County provide employment services for job seekers.

Conejo Youth Employment Service
(805) 496-6868
Job referral service to Conejo Valley youths, including career counseling, youth outreach, and job development.

Youth Employment Service
(805) 482-0775
Simi Valley: (805) 522-4473
Ventura: (805) 654-5269
Refers potential employees to local businesses and homeowners to promote the hiring of youths.

Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County
(805) 652-7684
Promotes work force development in the county.

Moorpark College Career Services
(805) 378-1536
Provides information on jobs training, internships, careers and CalWORKs.

FOOD Share Inc.

(805) 983-7100
Collects and distributes excess food to ease hunger.

WIC Supplemental Nutrition Program
(805) 981-5251/ 1-800-781-4449
Women, infant & children program is a supplemental nutrition program for low-income, health risk, pregnant to breast feeding women.

Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank
(805) 497-4959
Provides emergency food assistance to those in need who can show proof of residence in Conejo Valley.

Sonrise Food Pantry
(805) 581-1628
Provides free food for the needy in the community every Monday.

Care and Share
(805) 522-5676
Works directly with the Salvation Army providing food and clothing to the needy.

American Cancer Society

Oxnard: (805) 983-8864
Simi Valley: (805) 527-5360
Ventura: (805) 644-6656
Greater Conejo Valley: (805) 497-0114
Regional Office in Camarillo: (805) 384-1533.

American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association
(805) 445-7050
Education, research, and other services to reduce disability and death resulting from cardiovascular disease or stroke.

American Social health
(919) 361-8400
Hotline: 1-800-227-8922
Prevents the spread of sexually transmitted diseases through public education.

Arthritis Foundation
(805) 379-2960
Free exercise classes, support groups, self-help courses, and literature.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
(323) 660-2450
Specialized multidisciplinary treatment of children’s complex medical problems.

Children’s Resource Program
(805) 371-5707 ext. 271
Links high-risk youths with donated medical, optometric, psychological and other professional services.

Conejo Free Clinic
(805) 497-3575
Low cost or free health and legal services for people who might not otherwise have access to care.

Easter Seals Society
(805) 647-1141
Direct services for people with disabilities.

Free Clinic of Simi Valley
(805) 522-FREE (3733)
Counseling, medical care and legal assistance to individuals and families regardless of ability to pay.

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association
(805) 642-0239/1-800-223-4862
Extended care/Private services: 1-800-734-2734
Ventura: (805) 642-1078
Newbury Park: (805) 495-9655
Non-profit home health agency with Medicare-certified hospice. Comprehensive professional in-home services.

Maravilla Community Health Center
(805) 488-0210
A Variety of medical clinic services.

Medi-Cal Program
(805) 652-7642/(805) 652-7601
A Program of the Public Social Services Agency to provide information and process applications for Medi-Cal.

Orthopedic Hospital
(213) 742-1000
Pediatric care on ability-to-pay basis.

Ventura County Public Health Services
(805) 981-5101
A variety of services ranging from HIV/AIDS testing to pregnancy testing to tobacco education and control. Public health has five preventative health clinics.

Homeless Information and Referral Program

(805) 987-6712/ (805) 484-2082
Information and referral to homeless individuals and families.

RAIN Project Transitional Living Center
(805) 389-3308
Transitional living center for homeless single adults and families with children.

Rescue Mission
Ventura: (805) 487-1234
Oxnard: (805) 240-1644.
Safe place for transients, three meals a day and a bed for up to 10 consecutive nights.

Transitional Living Program
(805) 247-0784
Provides semi-independent living support to homeless 16-21 year olds.

Area Housing Authority of the county of Ventura

(805) 480-9991/1-800-800-2123
Provides rental subsides for low-income households.

Cabrillo Economic Development Corp.
(805) 659-3791
Low to moderate income housing for families and seniors. Leadership development & community organization.

Habitat for Humanity
805) 485-6065
Provides adequate housing for low-income families built by volunteers and the families themselves. Homes are owned by the families through no-interest financing.

Housing Preservation Program
(805) 648-5008
Provides below-market-rate loans to low and moderate income people who own their own homes.

Housing Assistance Program for Seniors
(805) 449-2201
Financial assistance for low-income seniors who live in Thousand Oaks.

Lease Assistance Program
(805) 648-6088
Assists with loans and grants to cover move-in costs. Various services for the homeless.

Many Mansions
(805) 497-0344
Affordable housing opportunities in the Adopt-A-Family Program in Thousand Oaks.

Alternative Legal Services

(805) 582-6172/(805) 582-6173
Helps nonlawyers prepare their own bankruptcy, divorce and other uncontested legal actions.

California Rural Legal Assistance
(805) 486-1068
Provides free legal assistance to eligible clients in fields of labor law, health, education, housing, civil rights and government benefits.

Public Defender
(805) 654-2201/1-800-667-9991
The office of the Public Defender represents indigent persons in the defense of criminal cases.

Victims of Crime Resource Center
Helps victims of crimes know their rights and what to expect in the court system.

Behavioral Health Department Mental Health Services

(805) 654-5000
Serves adults who have impairment in ability to function as a result of mental illness.

Mental Health
(805) 494-8280
Crisis team: 805-652-6727
Downtown Oxnard: 805-981-4200
East Ventura: 805-652-6768
Hillmont Psychiatric Center: 805-652-6729
Juvinile Justice Team: 805-658-4221
Mid-Ventura: 805-648-9500
Santa Paula: 805-933-8489
Simi Valley/Moorpark: 805-584-4881
South Oxnard/Port Hueneme: 805-385-9110
West Central Oxnard: 805-385-8675
West Ventura: 805-648-9506
Senior outreach services: 805-652-7820

Psychiatric Assessment Team
(805) 653-5158
Suicide hotline: 1-800-207-9694

Suicide Prevention Services
A 24 hour hotline.

Turning Point Foundation
Rehabilitation, mental health services and support to mentally ill adults.

Conejo Valley Women’s Resource Center
(805) 373-1222
Information on pregnancy, childbirth, adoptions, and parenting.

Simi Valley Crisis Pregnancy Center
(805) 583-3590
Information on pregnancy, childbirth, adoptions, and parenting.

Ventura County Crisis Pregnancy
(805) 648-3301
Information on pregnancy, childbirth, adoptions, and parenting.

Pregnancy Counseling Center and Pregnancy Hotline
(805) 486-2721/ 1-800-973-7334
Offers assistance to those with pregnancy or post-abortion problems, including counseling, maternity and baby clothes, and medical and legal referrals.

Life Choices Pregnancy Clinic of Ojai Valley
(805) 646-6830
Offers support and services to women, teens and families dealing with pregnancies.

Rape & Sexual Assault Treatment Services

(805) 485-6114
Crisis intervention and treatment for persona affected by rape, and/or sexual assault.

Rape Crisis Program
(805) 983-6014
24 hour hotline: 805-656-1111 (English) 1-800-300-2181 (Spanish)
Crisis intervention, advocacy, information and referral for victims of sexual assault or abuse.

Human Services Agency Ventura County Veterans Services

(805) 385-6366
Provides benefit information and application assistance on all benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Department of Defense, and state and local programs, and assists veterans in all aspects of disablement and bereavement. Outreach offices: Tuesdays, Simi Valley- (805) 955-2240; Thousand Oaks- (805) 373-2564

Department of Veterans Affairs
(805) 983-6384
Provides outpatient medical care, diagnosis and medical management for eligible veterans.

Ventura County Commission for Women

(805) 658-4193
Provides information and referral, sponsors various seminars and special projects, provides a network for community groups working to improve the quality of life for women.

Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Ventura County

(805) 484-2282
Provides children from single-parent families with one-to-one relationships with adult volunteers.

Boy Scouts of America, Ventura County Council
(805) 482-8938
Program in life values for youths ages 7-21

Boys & Girls Clubs
Camarillo: (805) 482-8113
Fillmore/Piru: (805) 524-0456
Moorpark: (805) 529-1140
Oxnard: (805) 815-4959
Port Hueneme: (805) 271-9773
Santa Paula: (805) 525-7910
Simi Valley: (805) 527-4437
Ventura: (805) 641-5585
Thousand Oaks: (818) 880-8577.
There are a variety of activities for boys and girls.

Camp Fire USA
(805) 485-3417
Programs to develop personal life skills, social responsibility, health and leadership in boys and girls.\

Girl Scouts
(805) 564-4848
Programs for girls ages 5-17

Independent Living Program
(805) 247-0784
Basic and advanced classes in emancipation for youths in the foster care system.

St. Anne’s Outreach of Ventura County
(213) 381-2931
Helps pregnant or parenting teens, young women with crisis counseling, prenatal and child care education, family support services and promotion of responsible teen sexuality.

Ventura Family YMCA
(805) 642-2131
Programs building a healthy body, mind, and spirit.
Conejo Valley: 805-523-7613
Camarillo: 805-484-0423
Simi Valley: 805-583-5338
Ventura: 805-642-2131
Provides licensed child care, day camps, youth sports and parent-child programs.

Youth Crisis Services
(805) 247-0784/1-800-339-9597/2-1-1
24 hour hotline. Crisis intervention, mediation and counseling for youths and their families. Also, a shelter for homeless, abused, or runaway children 10-18.

Youth Employment Services
Conejo Valley: (805) 496-6868
Camarillo: (805) 482-0775
Simi Valley: (805) 522-4473
Ventura: (805) 289-4920
Provides assistance for youths seeking work.

Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County Youth Council
(805) 652-7684
Part of the WIBs career center system to help youths with short-term and long-term career goals.

Community Impact Volunteer Network

Web based program links residents with dozens of volunteer opportunities. To access, visit the United Ways Web Site @ and click on volunteer.

Ventura County Leadership Academy
(805) 485-66288
Academy students participate in a nine-month program, which educates and informs participants about the many positive components of life in the county.