Ventura County Office

Our Thousand Oaks Community Care Center manages program services in Camarillo and the Conejo Valley. Our purpose is to meet human needs with compassion, by helping men, women, and families reach and sustain a higher quality of life by providing comprehensive assistance to achieve or sustain independence and become responsible members of the community. We operate programs and services, such as the Conejo Valley Meal & Winter Shelter, Homeless 2 Home and provide short-term emergency assistance, addressing the immediate needs of the vulnerable and disadvantaged, but also promoting a sense of self-reliance and community among all persons.

Emergency Services

  • Food Pantry
  • Hot Meals
  • Grocery Packs
  • Clothes Closet
  • Homeless Lunches
  • Prescription Assistance
  • Dental Services
  • Vision Services
  • Motel Vouchers
  • Eviction Prevention
  • Rental Assistance
  • Housing Referrals
  • Street Outreach
  • Winter Shelter
  • Utility Vouchers
  • Showers
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Storage Lockers
  • Mail Services
  • Bus Vouchers & Metro Tokens
  • Gas Vouchers
  • Holiday
  • School Packs
  • Hygiene Packs
  • Sleeping Bags/Blankets

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Contact Info

Denise Cortes, Area Director

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ico-phone Office: 805-497-6207
Fax: 805-497-2607
home 80 E. Hillcrest Drive #101
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Lutheran Social Services of Southern California is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
All donations are tax deductible in full or in part.
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Ambassadors are short-term volunteers who open doors for our organization in the community, introducing new people at our bi-monthly Fostering Community Care event. These are one hour awareness events only (no solicitations are made) to expose people to the great work of LSS Community Care. To become an Ambassador here are your responsibilities:
  1. 1 – Attend at least one Fostering Community Care event during the calendar year
  2. 2 – Host or invite and bring 10-15 guests to one Fostering Community Care event within 3 months of your attending one yourself.
  3. 3 – Inform your invited guests of what the Fostering Community Care meeting will be about, and let them know that they will receive a follow up call from the organization
  4. 4 – Ambassadors will complete their commitment after bringing 10-15 persons within the 3 month time period. An Ambassador has the option to complete after one term, continue for another 3 month term or move into another role on the team.
Become an Ally

Allies are community members who want to be in a supportive, intentional, befriending relationship with an individual or family working to get out of poverty.

Other ways to help the Southern California Family Support Initiative
  • Be an Ad-Hoc Ally – share your special skill or talent
  • Be a member of your local Community Leadership Team
  • Assist with weekly Child Care/Children’s Programs
  • Be a Community Spokesman – talk about the initiative and recruit others to join
  • Financially Sponsor a Family Leader
  • Facilitate/assist with Training Our Leaders and Allies
  • Behind-the-scenes work – internet research, graphic design, writing
We are actively seeking individuals and groups to be a part of our on-going mission to serve those in need. LSS administers over 50 specialized programs and services throughout the Southern California region. Contact your nearest LSS Center to hear about the local opportunities they have available.
Be a positive role model
Give back to others and help change lives
Transform communities
Spend your time doing something rewarding
Meet new people
Have fun
Learn new skills, share your talents, build your resume

The life you change most – may be your own!