In collaboration with the Ventura County Children and Family Services Agency, Care Closet provides new and gently used clothing to children and teens in out of home care. Assistance League members sort and bag the clothing which is picked up at the Chapter House by agency employees. The items are then stored in the agency’s emergency resource closet so that county social workers can access them as needed. Care Closet also fills emergency requests for furniture or equipment that resource families need for a child that is placed in their care. Referrals are accepted from Ventura County Children and Family Services. No private or individual referrals are accepted.
Young adults who have aged out of care may be living on their own for the first time and need some help. Children and Family Services Agency refers them to Assistance League’s Bargain Box resale store where they may select clothing and household items to get them started. The same service is offered to those who have been designated as “fragile families” and referred by the agency to the Bargain Box.