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Step Up Ventura is a non-profit organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in Ventura County.

We work with young children experiencing homelessness or on the verge of being homeless on behavioral issues, basic skill sets, school continuity and coping skills. We encourage positive pre-K school experiences.

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Upcoming Events

  • 2023 Fall Festival Fundraiser
    2023 Fall Festival Fundraiser
    Sat, Nov 04
    Ventura Coast Brewery
    Nov 04, 5:30 PM PDT – Nov 05, 8:30 PM PST
    Ventura Coast Brewery , 76 S Oak St, Ventura, CA 93001, USA
    Nov 04, 5:30 PM PDT – Nov 05, 8:30 PM PST
    Ventura Coast Brewery , 76 S Oak St, Ventura, CA 93001, USA
    Please join us for a fun autumn experience at our 2023 Fall Festival Fundraiser! This joyous celebration promises a delightful evening filled with live music, delicious food, desserts, refreshing beer from Ventura Coastal Brewery, corn hole, craft table, and an exclusive silent auction.
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Preparing Ventura County homeless children for kindergarten readiness

Step Up Ventura provides academic and therapeutic services to children five and younger experiencing homelessness or on the verge of homelessness.

501 (c) (3) non-profit organization | Tax ID# 47-2705728

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Who We Are

Step Up Ventura is a nonprofit organization established in 2014 supported primarily by volunteers and the generosity of private donors and foundations. Given the detrimental effects on development caused by homelessness, we know that young children experiencing homelessness benefit from receiving quality early care, education and therapeutic services. Many barriers limit children's access to these services. Our goal is to provide Ventura County children with quality essential services so they can excel at school and are less likely to experience homelessness as adults.

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Our Mission & Vision

BREAK THE CYCLE
OF HOMELESSNESS

We are passionate about helping children five and younger who are homeless or on the verge of being homeless. We help them and their families connect, heal and learn.

INVESTING IN OUR
CHILDREN'S FUTURE

Parents and legal guardians learn to understand and care for their children with interventions specifically targeted to early childhood brain development and healthy parent/guardian-child attachment.

OUR APPROACH

We collaborate with specially trained early
childhood educators, caregivers, and mental health workers to improve a child's communication, social interactions and
cognitive learning.

CHILDCARE AND
PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

We offer enriching educational and therapeutic services for children receiving full-time infant and toddler care or preschool.  Services are provided at qualifying child development resource programs and include working with parents and staff for the optimal development of each child.

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Donate Today

We have over 6,000 homeless children in Ventura County who are 80% less likely to become homeless as adults if they receive quality early care, education and therapeutic services.

Thank you for your support!

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"Step Up Ventura has given me a chance to get back on my feet and provided me with the skills needed to help with my son and his behavior."

Step Up Ventura Client

“I see homeless persons everywhere I drive, walk and work in Ventura County. What drew me to Step Up Ventura is now I can impact homelessness at its very root."

Step Up Ventura Donor

"I love volunteering for Step Up Ventura and giving back to my community! The children and familes they serve are amazing and I'm truly grateful to be apart of the SUV Team."

Step Up Ventura Volunteer

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