Homelessness is a humanitarian crisis that impacts every community and cooperatively addressing homelessness is a City Council priority. 

Our charge is to serve as a convener, provide community leadership, and develop and implement strategies that link people with resources. We work to enforce local regulations; and to help businesses and residents understand homelessness, their role, ways to contribute, and how law enforcement can help.
While the City does not provide direct services, we work closely with local and regional service providers.


We are committed to maintaining the quality of life our residents expect. We partner with law enforcement, fire, EMS, and other agencies to provide support on a path to self-sufficiency and aggressively deter unwanted and unlawful behaviors. We are committed to making resources available to those in need who want and will accept help.  


Spirit of Santa Paula the shelter is open year-round and serves the areas of Fillmore, Piru, and Santa Paula residents only. It is recommended to call ahead for an assessment o walk-in. The capacity of the shelter is 42. The contact phone number is 805-229-7750.

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Pantry Hours:  1st Friday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please call to confirm that they are still in operation and the hours have not changed.


Ventura County  Human Services Agency provides services for people experiencing homelessness. For more information, please contact 805-385-1800 during office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (calls will be returned) or email hsa-hsp@ventura.org. For additional resources on the Homeless West County, click on the VCHSA-Homeless Resource PDF.

211- Countywide Resource and Referral Line call 2-1-1 or text "211211" day or night and a live operator will help connect you with local social service resources. 

Provides a variety of resources to families and individuals affected by homelessness, substance abuse, crime, and incarceration. 

211 is a free service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 211 utilizes both a bilingual call specialist and a phone base translation service. 211 also provides incident-specific information during times of disaster, including road closures and shelters.

Contact by phone by dialing 211 from a cell phone or landline in Ventura County or by dialing their toll-free number (800) 339-9597 or by text texting your zip code to 898-211.

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