Offering Healing, Haven and Hope for people struggling with mental illness.

Assisting those with the day-to-day challenges of recovery of their mental health and transitioning from homelessness.

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HEALING for those struggling with mental illness.

If you need help, please reach out to our Wellness Center at (805) 653-5054.

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HAVEN for the homeless.

Offering emergency shelter, transitional and permanent housing.

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HOPE for Veterans.

Our Veterans Transitional Housing Program is for homeless veterans who my also be suffering from mental illness.

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Turning Point has operated community-based mental health programs in Ventura County for over 30 years.

Their programs address the full range of personal needs, including a homeless shelter to meet necessary physical and safety requirements, supported housing to provide decent, affordable housing and rehabilitation and socialization centers to provide meaningful, productive activities, companionship and a sense of purpose.

Because of the myths and stigmas attached to mental illness, many people struggle with its effects alone and unaware that their symptoms can be controlled by medication and the functional problems they experience can be addressed through rehabilitation and support services. We work with our clients to reverse the devastating effects of their illnesses, such as job loss, homelessness, isolation, addiction, incarceration, and even thoughts of suicide.

Check out our Better Together event video to hear testimonies from our clients and program directors.

Turning Point Programs

Housing

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Our Place Safe Haven Emergency Shelter

Our Place Safe Haven is a 14-bed emergency shelter that provides basic needs so people can work on turning their lives around. Learn More.

River Haven

River Haven Transitional Housing

River Haven is a new beginning for those who have experienced homelessness and have regained independent living skills and are ready to transition into permanent housing. Learn More.

Veterans Housing Program

Veterans Transitional Housing

Veterans are at least 20% of the homeless population and 30% of those were suffering from mental illness. Learn More.

Permanent Supported Housing

Permanent Supported Housing provides housing for people with mental health, most of whom have experienced homelessness and have regained their independent living skills. These permanent housing programs are designed to assist residents in maintaining community living skills and integration while achieving lasting residential stability. Housing includes Stephenson Place in Ventura, Wooley House in Oxnard and Villa Calleguas managed by Turning Point in Camarillo. Learn More.

Not everyone with a severe mental illness is independent enough to thrive in permanent supportive housing. Some still need help with meals, laundry, and medications. That’s where Residential Care Housing comes to their aid, Thompson Place in Ventura, and Senior Residential Care Housing Oak Place in Camarillo. The California Dept. of Social Services website states that in Ventura County, 85 facilities for the elderly, Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, with a capacity of up to 1,625 have closed. Read More.

Mental Wellness

If you or someone you love is feeling like you need a little more support right now, or someone to talk to, please call our Wellness Line. If we cannot answer your question immediately, we will work with you to find the appropriate resource.

Wellness Line (805) 653-5045
Call Center is available Mon-Sat, 9 am to 5 pm
Peer Support 9 am to 8 pm
The Wellness Center

Wellness Center 

A peer support program staffed by Peer Support Specialists. This innovative program is based on the nationwide movement to integrate peer staff into mental health services demonstrating the importance of self-help and peer programs as a part of mental wellness. Learn More.

Growing Works Program

Growing Works

Growing Works is an innovative, wholesale California native and drought tolerant plant nursery established to provide supportive employment and horticultural therapy to people with mental health challenges who are referred by VCBH. Learn More.

Rehabilitation and Recovery Programs

Oxnard Clubhouse located on 5th Street in Oxnard and New Visions Center located in Ventura are rehabilitation centers offering members struggling with severe mental illnesses a place to learn:

  • Symptom management skills
  • Improve their community living skills
  • Learn to live more independently
  • Engage in work and productive activities
  • Participate in recreational activities
  • Become integrated back into our community
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R.I.S.E.

The R.I.S.E. program is for VCBH clients who suffer from or appear to suffer from a mental illness of some kind and who are either unable or unwilling to access further treatment. Learn More.

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Mobile Wellness

Mobile Wellness provides Peer Support Services in 7 facilities throughout Ventura County that provide housing for individuals with serious mental health challenges. Learn More.

News and Updates

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New Housing Program Thompson Place Now Open

Not everyone with a severe mental illness is independent enough to thrive in permanent supportive housing. Some still need help with meals, laundry, and medications. Unfortunately, the disappearance of board-and-cares leaves many of these vulnerable people without an option. 
 CA Dept. of Social Services website states that in Ventura County, 85 facilities for the

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Home Depot Employees Build Veteran Hope Chests!

The Home Depot Camarillo arrives with Hope Chests designed and built by the Team Depot employees! The chests were filled by Shryne Group with everything a veteran needs to get started with his new life when he moves into his permanent home; sheets, towels, plates, cups, coffee maker, microwave, and more. The chest can be

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It’s an Honor to Support Our Veterans

This is why we love what we do. Turning Point Foundation honors and serves our veterans who are transitioning out of homelessness and into permanent housing. When we receive letters of appreciation from vets finally getting a home of their own — it’s such a feeling of accomplishment for them and for us. Donate to

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Thank You Reverend Jim Ayars

We honor Reverend Jim Ayars for his dedicated and invaluable service as a member of the Board of Directors for Turning Point Foundation for over 12 years. You have made such a tremendous impact in our community, and your legacy will inspire us for years to come. We wish you the best in the next

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