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Winter Warming Shelter 2017-18

Shelter to open on Dec. 21.
It will be held at Ventura Armory this year.

Opens nightly at 6pm.

All funds raised go to provide best service possible and extend shelter through March.
Please consider a tax-deductible donation by check or via PayPal below.



No one should have to sleep alone in the cold.

The West Ventura County Winter Warming Shelter will open Dec. 21, and is scheduled to run through the end of March 2018, or as long as funding allows.

The annual shelter assists dozens of needy individuals and families every year (last year, there were more than 600 unduplicated users), by providing a shower, a warm catered meal, a bed and a safe haven during the chilly and rainy winter months.

An experienced manager and team of workers, along with volunteers, will operate this year’s shelter at the Army National Guard Armory in Ventura at 1270 Arundell Avenue, and we are asking for the community’s help.

The shelter has a limited budget, using a combination of funds from the cities of Ventura and Oxnard, and the County of Ventura. Any private monies raised will go to provide the best service we can and ensure the shelter stays open through the end of March.

Thank you for your interest in extending a generous hand and compassionate heart for those who are homeless in our community.

There are two ways to donate: By check, which is our preference because there are no fees, or online by clicking the PayPal Donate button below. You will receive a receipt.

To pay by check, please make it out to Downtown Ventura Organization and mail to P.O. Box 1414, Ventura, CA 93002. Or you can deliver your donation to the DVO offices at 420 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura, CA 93001.

(All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed under law. DVO’s Tax ID 75-3204291)
For more information, please email Kevin Clerici at