Outreach and Community Partnerships

Current Outreach Project

MERCY HOUSE – Help those that have boots on the ground here in Ventura as they provide housing and supportive services to a wide variety of our homeless. Help us in this effort as we collect NEW socks and underwear for men and women during the month of March. We appreciate any donations as these items can be considered a luxury for those just getting off the street. Donations will be collected in Stanley’s Hall and in the Foyer on Sundays.

Community Partnerships

STEP UP VENTURA – Our Center enjoys an ongoing partnership with Step Up Ventura, a local organization that provides children experiencing homeless or at risk homelessness the opportunity to flourish by preparing them for kindergarten.  From an annual Holiday gift drive to volunteer readers to participating in fundraisers, VCSL supports Step Up Ventura’s valuable work in our community.  To learn more, please email VCSL at office@venturacsl.org.

FAMILY TO FAMILY – SERVING THE HUNGRY IN VENTURA – First Mondays of the Month – ongoing need for volunteers to assemble & serve meals.  Please contact Sue Brinkmeyer either by phone (818) 281-6249 or email suebrinkmeyer@gmail.com.

HOMING PROJECT – looking for smaller kitchen items such as pots, pans, silverware, plates, etc., as well a furniture to help those being re-homed in our community.  If you have an item, please email the office (office@venturacsl.org) and we will put you in touch with the right person.

The concierge desk has flyers for local opportunities to serve, please stop by during hospitality on Sunday!