Located in the city of Thousand Oaks, LSS Ventura County operates and manages emergency assistance programs throughout Conejo Valley. We provide short-term emergency assistance, addressing the immediate needs of marginalized and underserved communities, while promoting a sense of self-reliance and community among all persons.
Ignited by faith, we live out God’s love by embracing, equipping and empowering vulnerable people in Southern California.
Sharing the love of Christ, we are a community to care and be cared for…where the vulnerable are safer and stronger; where the dependent are self-sustaining; where the isolated dwell in community; where the weary will be given hope.
LSS Ventura County offers drop-in services for homeless and low-income individuals, providing access to food, showers and laundry facilities. We also offer rental and housing assistance in addition to intensive case management services. Our outreach partnership with the Ventura County Sheriff’s department allows us to meet those in need where they are and provide solution based options for short and long-term recovery.
- Food Pantry
- Housing Referrals
- Rental Assistance Vouchers
- Transportation Assistance
- Showers & Laundry
- Utility Assistance
Gerald Brower is almost 70 years old. He worked for 37 years in the Mortgage Banking business, and earned a stable income in that field. Being the primary caregiver for his mom and dad, he lived in his childhood home with them until they died. But things changed when the recession hit in 2007. Gerald became unemployed, could not make the monthly payments, and finally had to sell the family home.
He rented a house for two years, but when the landlord raised the rent, was forced to move again. He tried to put funding together for a real estate project that would have earned him a large commission. But the deal fell apart, Gerald had almost no money, and he was evicted.
For the first time ever he was homeless. He put his belongings in storage, borrowed money from an acquaintance, and lived in his car. A friend invited him to move in with he and his wife, but three adults living in a small apartment didn’t work.
Dichele Harris, M.P.P.A., Area Director
80 E. Hillcrest Drive #101
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360