Two Donors Pledge Up To $50,000 To Support Homeless Families
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Two anonymous donors are pledging up to $50,000 in match funding to support local homeless families through The City Center

VENTURA, Calif. - Californer -- The City Center announced that two generous donors have made pledges totaling $50,000 for a match funding campaign between now and the 31st of December 2022. This means that all donations will be matched, $1 = $2.

The City Center is asking Ventura County to support its work in helping local homeless families become self-sufficient. "Many people complain about the problem with homelessness in our county, but now is the time to be proactive, to realize YOU can make a difference," said Cheryl Heitmann, former mayor of Ventura City. "Now is a particularly good time to support The City Center, as every $1 raised will be matched, up to $50,000, and don't forget there are also tax benefits for donations before year-end. Our community needs to push together to help our most vulnerable population. No child should be homeless. Ever."

"We are so incredibly grateful to the two anonymous donors for their generous offer – however, we must now raise $50,000. I believe our local community can do this," said Jim Duran, Executive Director. "There were over 5,964 students identified as homeless last year. We need to own our transitional living center at 837 E Thompson Ave, Ventura. Historically, 53% of our funding went to rent, but if we own our home, we will be able to help more homeless children and families."

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The City Center provides homeless families (with children under 12) shelter for up to two years, in addition to training, mentorship, counseling, and assistance. It has removed over 300 people from homelessness in the past 7 years.

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About The City Center
The City Center, led by Executive Director Jim Duran and his team of case managers, therapists, and mentors, have worked tirelessly to equip homeless families with children to rebuild their lives and become independent. The City Center is much more than a 30-room transitional living facility, it provides homeless families with a safe place to stay for one to two years, as well as in-depth mentorship, life training, counseling, therapy, and assistance.

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