The Ventura County Continuum of Care Alliance is a collaborative group dedicated to promoting a safe, desirable and thriving community by ending homelessness in Ventura County.
Homelessness in Ventura County is rare, brief and nonrecurring.
The dignity of every human life.
The well-being of the entire community.
The power of the community working together to solve community problems.
Guiding PrinciplesCollaboration and Coordination
Invest in evidence-based, results-driven and client-focused systems of support that integrate practices, procedures, and services within and across public and private agencies, programs, and policies.Housing First
People experiencing homelessness require very affordable and permanent housing solutions as quickly as possible and then services as needed.Strength-Based
Start with and build upon the skills, strengths, and positive characteristics of each person.Trauma-Informed
Homelessness is a complex, high-risk and individualized condition, not a character trait. Recognize that most people experiencing homelessness have experienced trauma, and build relationships, responses, and services on that knowledge.Harm Reduction
Seek to reduce the effects of risky behavior in the short-term and eliminate its effects in the long-term.
City of Simi Valley
Downtown Ventura Partners (Board Vice Chair)
City of Santa Paula
Formerly Homeless Advocate
Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura
City of Thousand Oaks
County of Ventura & CoC Collaborative Applicant
City of Oxnard
American Medical Response (Board Chair)
Gold Coast Health Plan