This page is dedicated to services provided by the County and State. Beyond the scope of academia, these community resources can also assist with everyday challenges. Here are a few that you may find helpful.
List of Organizations
Access a comprehensive list of social services in Ventura County by calling 211. It's a great place to start!
The California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) is here to help you. They work with people who have disabilities to help them get jobs, develop or promote themselves in their current jobs, live on their own, and enjoy life.
Their staff will work with you based on your specific hopes and needs. You are the most important person in this process. They will help you build a plan to improve your job and personal life. To help you reach your goals will require some work from you too. They will coach you all along the way.
DOR may be able to help you with:
Disability and benefits programs
Job search and interview skills
Job training and tools
College and textbooks
Support services like childcare or transportation
Connecting you with other people or groups that may be able to help you
DOR will always respect you and your opinions. They will help you to understand the various options available to you as they work with you toward your goals.
Please click "Continue the Getting Started Process" to begin. DOR just needs a little bit of information from you, then thee will have the right person contact you to answer your questionst
And there are more where those came from! 1 out of 4 Ventura County residents receive services from the VCHSA. See what services they may have available for you!
As a student at Oxnard College, you may be eligible!
Temporary changes have been made to the student eligibility rule for CalFresh food. Effective immediately: Students are encouraged to apply for CalFresh if they are eligible for state or federally financed work study, as determined by the campus financial aid office, or if they have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0, as determined by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC).
The CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity & Responsibility to Kids) program can provide cash assistance to families with children.
Certain adults in the program are required to participate in welfare-to-work activities, such as looking for a job, attending job training, working, or furthering their education, which will improve their chances for long term employment and self-sufficiency.
VCBH plays an important role as an integrated component of the Ventura County Health Care Agency. The Crisis and Referral Line is the entry point for access to all Ventura County Behavioral Health Services. Individuals needing health services or who are experiencing a mental health crisis should call this number.
VCBH is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They provide support for individuals and families who are in crisis; people considering suicide; or those struggling with mental illness, substance use, or both.