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Temporary Emergency Shelter 2018-19

The 24-hour Shelter will open as soon as staffing is secured.
It will be held at the Armory at 
351 S. K Street in Oxnard.

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



No one should have to sleep alone in the cold and rain.

Officials are working quickly to open this year’s Temporary Emergency Shelter, which for the first time will be open round the clock and participants can stay during the day.

Secured funding is coming from the cities of Oxnard and Ventura and the County of Ventura, along with private donations. These funds should allow the shelter to run through June, compared to March in past years. The Shelter will stay open as long as funding allows.

Every year, dozens of needy individuals and families rely on sheltering during the winter months (last year, there were more than 600 unduplicated users). The shelter will provide a hot shower, a warm catered meal, a bed and a safe haven during the chilly and rainy winter.

An experienced manager and team of workers, along with volunteers, will operate this year’s shelter at the Army National Guard Armory in Oxnard at 351 S. K Street, and we are asking for the community’s help.

This is the first time the shelter will be open 24 hours, so costs will go up from previous years.

Any private monies raised will go to provide the best service we can and ensure the shelter stays open as long as possible.

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