About Us

The Ventura Homeless Prevention Fund

can prevent 50% of homelessness

simply by keeping those who

currently have housing, in their homes. 


The Ventura Homeless Prevention Fund is a combined, local effort on the part of Ventura Social Services Task Force, Catholic Charities, Project Understanding, The Salvation Army, United Way Ventura County and Lift Up Your Voice!


Thanks to ZERO administration fees on the part of our fiscal agent - United Way Ventura County - the VHPF puts 100% of EVERY dollar contributed to the Ventura Homeless Prevention Fund toward direct services that PREVENT homelessness. 


The need for one-time assistance to those who are experiencing an extraordinary hardship has grown significantly with the downturn in the economy.  Every month we are seeing an increase in the number of people who need a helping hand to get through a difficult time and maintain their housing. 


Medical bills, an unexpected major auto repair, theft of rent money, foreclosure, temporary job loss and delay in disability payment are the most frequent incidents that place people on the verge of homelessness.