HELP of Ojai’s mission is to combine community and individual resources to respond to the identified unmet basic human needs of individuals in the Ojai Valley.
HELP of Ojai is celebrating over four decades dedicated to making a difference in the Ojai Valley.
Your caring contribution provides hospice and respite care for individuals and their families; homeless services – including food, clothing vouchers and financial assistance; senior programs and services – including health and wellness screenings, bingo and yoga; senior nutrition programs – including onsite and home delivered meals; adult day care for individuals who are aging, frail, and/or with cognitive and physical disabilities; transportation assistance and much, much more.
The Student Bereavement Program is designed to foster an outlet and an environment that provides these children the resources they need. Without the Student Bereavement Program, many of the students may not be able to receive counseling. This program is free for students accessing the services.
The Student Bereavement Program provides counseling services to students, ranging from kindergarten through high school, who need support after suffering a loss in their life, which may include divorce, a recent relocation, the death of a loved one or another traumatic event.
HELP of Ojai was created by and is enthusiastically supported by people just like you. People who took a little time out of their busy schedules to help make the world a better place, transforming their own lives in the process.
It is not easy for people out there. People are not finding jobs. People’s savings and investments have not rebounded. People are in need of food and financial assistance to make ends meet.
HELP of Ojai is here to reach out to the people most in need. Volunteering is the greatest gift you can give to your neighbors, your community and yourself.
To inquire about volunteering, please contact us at 805-646-5122
Contributing in someone’s name is a powerful way to honor a friendship or remember a loved one.
When you make your gift, we will notify the honoree or their family. Please include the name of the person and their address in the box provided upon checkout.
QUESTIONS? Call HELP of Ojai at 805.646.5122. Please ask for Kerry Ballantine.
A caring community begins with a single, thoughtful neighbor.
HELP of Ojai has a selection of support groups to help anyone suffering from issues of loss through illness or death of a loved one, those diagnosed with breast cancer and caregivers of loved ones. Caring Neighbors support groups provide a safe, nurturing environment that allow people with common concerns or needs to meet.
The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging (VCAAA) through HICAP provides free and unbiased counseling to and advocacy for persons who are receiving Medicare or who will soon be receiving Medicare. Trained volunteer counselors offer objective information and provide assistance with problems relating to Medicare, health maintenance organization (HMO) plans, supplemental (Medigap) insurance policies and [...]
We are now serving meals at our West Campus location, 370 Baldwin Road.
Please join us Monday-Friday at noon for wonderful food and fellowship!
A strong social circle is built around the meals served. Each day the “Lunch Bunch” arrives for a meal with the aid of HELP’s transportation program and join with friends.
The drivers who provide services for HELP’s transportation program have as many stories as they have relationships with their riders. One of the drivers smiles as he remembers 102 year old Mary, who was always delighted about the ride to her hair appointment. Even with her walker, double hearing aids and near blindness she rarely missed her chance to chat with the driver and other riders.
The Valley Outreach provides basic need services to low-income individuals including children, families, the disabled and homeless.
The Valley Outreach Program is located at 108 Fox Street.
Cars 4 Causes has partnered with Help of Ojai!
Cars 4 Causes specializes in car donations and your donation through Cars 4 Causes will help raise money for Help of Ojai.
Started in 1980 as the first program of it’s kind in California, the HELP of Ojai’s Volunteer Security Patrol acts as “extra eyes” for it’s co-sponsor, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, which interviews and trains all applicants.
A partnership with the Oak View Resource Center assists Sheriff’s Deputies in that community by providing law enforcement services which highlight safety and preventive measures.
Established in 1979 at 111 W. Santa Ana Street in Ojai (next to City Hall), Little House acts as the central nervous system for HELP of Ojai and its auxiliary programs, serving as home-base for the ever-growing multitude of services and social, recreational and educational activities that enrich or enable the lives of so many in the valley.
In keeping with HELP of Ojai’s community spirit, most programs, activities, classes and services are conducted by committed volunteers. Some programs require a registration fee, and donations are always welcome. The center is open to everyone.