First and foremost, if you're in need of food and assistance, see our "Programs and Resources you should know about" blog for links and information about applying for WIC and food stamps.
You can also visit County of Ventura Human Services Agency — Thousand Oaks Satellite Office offers CalFresh Program (food stamps), Medi-Cal, Cal/WIN Program, Cal/Works, Employment Services, CPS, Foster Care, Family Reunification, Adoptions, Independent Living Program.
80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 — Suite 200 – (805) 374-9006
After you've applied for those programs if eligible, there are other alternatives. You can always reach out to Manna, which has a food pantry located in Thousand Oaks. Make sure to bring your photo I.D. and your own shopping bags. The pantry offers a large selection of bakery, produce, dairy, meat, canned, boxed, and other staple items suitable for making a warm and hearty meal. According to their website, clients may receive food every 28 days. If more frequent food assistance is needed, they suggest contacting the Cal Fresh Coordinator at FOOD Share. They will be able to advise you on long-term food assistance programs. FOOD Share – (805) 983-7100.
A few moms also suggested reaching out to Saint Paschal Baylon Church for dry goods.
Conejo Pregnancy Center (CPC) in Thousand Oaks if you are in immediate need of diapers and wipes.
Their confidential services include:
- Free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, referrals for pregnancy insurance
- Confidential options counseling
- Education on pregnancy, abortion and alternatives
- Adoption support and referrals, post abortion counseling
- Support services including pregnancy and childbirth classes
- Material assistance available based on need
- STD testing and treatment, abstinence and STD training and education
- Pap smear and well women exam
80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 --Suite 130 – (805) 373-1222
T-F 10am-6pm Walk-ins welcome
HOLY FAMILY SERVICES
Provides counseling to birth parents with unplanned pregnancies; family and individual counseling, foster care. Complete adoption services available.
80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360— Suite 201 – (805) 464-2367
LSS COMMUNITY CARE CENTERS
Homeless Services (H2H) provides food, laundry, showers, case management for short term help while in transition to housing. Meals and winter shelter program. Qualified low income families experiencing emergencies can receive financial support for rent, utilities etc. Families suffering from long term poverty receive resources and allies from the community whose goal is to help them transition out of poverty.
80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 — Suite 101 – (805) 497-6207
9:00-4:30 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Thursdays are appointment only.
INTERFACE CHILDREN & FAMILY SERVICES
Provides counseling for children, youth, and families for prevention and recovery from all types of domestic violence, sexual abuse and neglect. In addition parenting programs, emergency shelter and intervention for runaway homeless youth; services and emergency shelter for families experiencing family violence.
80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360— Suite 175 – 805-485-6114
MEDICAL & LEGAL SERVICES
CONEJO FREE CLINIC
Medical and legal services for those who cannot afford private care; medical clinics; women, infant and children screening; immunizations; legal clinics and Family Law classes. Bankruptcy, custody class and anonymous HIV testing.
80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360--Suite 102 – (805) 497-3575
They meet kids and families at the most challenging times of their lives and help them overcome some of life’s most difficult circumstances – abuse and neglect, complex emotional and behavioral issues, and family crises.
Headquartered on a rural 24-acre campus five miles from the Pacific Ocean, Casa Pacifica serves abused and neglected children and adolescents, and those with severe emotional, social, behavioral, and mental health challenges.
1722 South Lewis Rd., Camarillo, CA 93012
Phone: (805) 366-4040
James Storehouse is a 501(c)(3) community based non-profit. We partner with local public and private child welfare agencies. James Storehouse fulfills emergency requests to expedite safe placement of babies and children and to assist aged-out youth as they transition. We have received commendations from Los Angeles County and Ventura County recognizing our service to the foster care community.
3541 Old Conejo Road, #117
Newbury Park, CA 91320
Our business hours for our offices and warehouse are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00am - 2:00pm or by appointment.
Phone: (805) 499-7161
If you'd like to find out what community resources are available to you, dial 211.
2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps people across North America find the local resources they need, 24/7. From food, to health, to disaster assistance, this organization may be able to help get you back on your feet.
Never be afraid to ask for help.