Welcome to The City Center

“Blessed is he who is generous to the poor.”
~ Prover bs 14:21

The City Center is Ventura’s only transitional housing center that does not receive government funding. The City Center truly offers a handup…not just a handout…. through extensive case management as well as mentoring programs provided for its residents.

The City Center was built upon the premise that together we can help end homelessness in Ventura. By your generous donations, mentoring provided by churches, and support by our community and local businesses, we will accomplish our vision. Your donations help provide skilled, professional case management as well as around the clock on- site management at our mid-town location. Spiritual mentoring is a crucial part of the TCC experience, and we look to our local houses of worship to encourage spiritual growth and provide life skills. Opportunities abound for local businesses to partner with us by providing building supplies, meals or monetary donations.

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If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can reduce your tax bill when you donate to the City Center from your Individual Retirement Account.  


TAX SAVINGS – Meet your required minimum withdrawal without paying taxes on the distribution, up tp $100,000per your when your plan sends the donation directly to City Center.

IMPACT – Help build solutions for changing lives for Children & families as they transition out of homelessness.

The best gift a homeless child can receive is a safe place to call home.  Thanks to YOU, 44 children and 32 adults who were formerly homeless now have a safe place to call home this Christmas at The City Center Transitional Living campus.

The City Center provides a stable, temporary home for homeless families so they can focus on getting the help, counseling and support they need to get back on their feet. These life-changing results of our hard-working residents speak for themselves…

·      100% become employed, and upon graduation, are working full-time.
·      100% obtain reliable transportation.
·      100% no longer receive government assistance.
·      100% establish savings accounts and contribute to them regularly.
·      100% pay off all personal debt (the exception is a car payment)
·      100% of graduates have not gone back into homelessness.

We accomplished these amazing results because of you!  This holiday season, we hope you will prayerfully consider making a donation to The City Center so we can continue providing a safe place for local homeless families.  We are in need of renovations that include three more rooms for homeless children and their parents.  This renovation has a price tag of $150,000 and we really need your support.  Any amount you can give will bring us closer to our goal of completing this project by the first quarter of 2020.

From our family to yours…may the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love and your life with laughter.

With gratitude,                                               

Jim Duran
Executive Director

P.S. Your tax-deductible gift today will help more families in need and will have a dramatic impact to our community. You can donate today by clicking below. Thank you!