Happy Holidays 2021
The Foundation proudly partnered with the Spark of Love program to provide gifts for children and teens of families served at the Ventura County Family Justice Center. Through this program and the generous donations from other individuals this holiday season, it was wonderful to provide gifts for many families served at the Ventura County Family Justice Center. And, everyone had fun at the holiday event for the Camp HOPE America - Ventura County kids and their siblings.
Press conference - Oxnard Family Justice Center Funding
On November 5, 2021, Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (44th District) hosted a press conference at the Family Justice Center to announce funding from the State Budget allocation to support a satellite center in Oxnard. Opening this center will improve access to services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, child abuse, hate crimes, human trafficking, and other assaults. Assemblymember Irwin presented a giant $1 million check to District Attorney Erik Nasarenko, who was joined by Senator Monique Limón, local officials, the Foundation Board, Voices of Ventura County members, and Family Justice Center staff.
Camp HOPE 2021 Highlights
With generous support of the Foundation's first Camp HOPE America-Ventura County campaign, the largest group of campers were able to participate since the District Attorney's Office first launched a Camp HOPE program in 2015. Please enjoy these highlights.
VCFJC Youth Area Mural Project
On a Saturday in March 2021, young people from the Camp HOPE America-Ventura County youth program created a mural at the Ventura County Family Justice Center. We thank the Westlake Women's Club for sponsoring this project and artist Megan Sullivan for designing this mural with the kids and helping them create a mural of sunshine with their personal creations. We are also grateful for the adults and mentors for supporting our youth programs!
an evening of hope virtual variety show
The Foundation hosted its first fundraising event on November 19, 2020. Due to the pandemic, it was a virtual event. The full video, which features musical performances and information about the Ventura County Family Justice Center, is available to watch on YouTube.
With the generous support from the community, the Foundation is able to collect and distribute clothing, toiletries, school supplies, and toys to the Center for the survivors and their children who are in need.
Ventura County Family Justice Center Grand Opening
On a beautiful Saturday, January 11, 2020, the opening of Ventura County Family Justice Center Foundation was celebrated with an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Members of the survivor committee, Voices of Ventura County, shared inspirational stories and then cut the ribbon!