Program overview

To meet the most basic needs of safe shelter and nourishment, Our Place Safe Haven provides emergency housing for ten residents and outreach and drop-in services for hundreds of non-residents. Here, those who wish to take the first steps on the road to recovery can find a safe place to live, eat a healthy meal, take a shower, wash their clothes, establish a mailing address, receive referrals to mental health and social service agencies, and work with a case manager to help them address personal barriers and find appropriate permanent housing.

The majority of the funding for the Our Place Safe Haven comes from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development with additional funding provided by State of California EHAP, Ventura County, Camarillo, Port Hueneme CDBG, Oxnard ESG, private foundations and contributions.