Join us for an evening of solutions and ideas, hear real stories from real people who have lived life homeless, and find out what is currently being done to lessen homelessness in our community.
When: Thursday, September 6 – 5:30 TO 8:30
Where: The Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill, Ventura
RSVP to PARTNERSFORCHANGEVENTURA@GMAIL.COM and include your main concern about homelessness.
There will be speakers discussing the issues that relate to homelessness in Ventura including:
An Overview of Homelessness in the City
Real Stories from Real People
Mental and Physical Health
Housing and Shelter
QUESTIONS? CONTACT: PARTNERSFORCHANGEVENTURA@GMAIL.COM Workshop sponsored by the Ventura Social Services Task Force
Dispelling the myths, finding solutions
This video, honestly, floored us. In her own words, this brave woman gives a first-hand account of what life is like living on the streets of Ventura. A former school teacher and homeowner who, through a series of sad events, found herself homeless and recounts her struggle to find a home and the obstacles in her way her journey (“As a homeless person, just your existence is illegal in the city of Ventura”) :
Here’s a recent article that should be read, as well: LIFE CUT SHORT: Local homeless services still lacking in helping those in need.