Volunteer Appreciation Event

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Many Mansions continues to celebrate 35 years in the community by honoring those whose hard work has helped us achieve this milestone. It is only through the support of the community and its’ members that Many Mansions has grown and thrived during our 35 year history in the Conejo Valley and Ventura County.

More than 345 volunteers from the community assist Many Mansions in our mission to provide affordable housing and life enriching services to low-income families of Ventura County. Volunteers assist in every facet of our organization, from tutoring children in the Homework Tutoring Club, to assisting with monthly Foodshare program, and even helping with daily office needs. Many Mansions has used this opportunity to sincerely thank the community members that take time out of their daily schedule to not only brighten the day of another, but also brighten the community as a whole.

Many Mansions’ Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon was held at California Lutheran University’s Lundring Event Center on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Local businesses donated all the food and beverages for this event. The event highlighted all of our current volunteers as well as celebrated volunteerism in the community.

Ventura County Homeless Count

The County of Ventura needs your help to complete the annual Homeless Count on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Many Mansions will lead the count for the city of Thousand Oaks.

Sign up to volunteer! Volunteers will work in teams and will receive training in recording the count. The teams go out in the early morning, during the day, and in the evening to places where homeless persons are known to gather. Most counters are in the field for a couple of hours at a time, and must be at least 18 years old.

The Homeless Count is a requirement for every community that receives federal funding from HUD. In Ventura County, local groups lead the effort in each of the 10 cities. HUD funding is extremely important in the effort to end homelessness and accounts for almost $2 million annually to support homeless individuals and families in Ventura County.

Because we need to cover so much territory and so many hours, we need a large number of volunteers. Won’t you consider joining us for this enormously powerful cause?

Register Now!  Register as a volunteer through Volunteer Ventura County for the location of your choice. During the registration process, you’ll be asked to include your time preference(s). Volunteers will be kept informed of training schedule modifications, where to report, and other details as we move closer to the date of the count.

http://www.volunteerventuracounty.org/user/events/one_v2.tcl?event_id=10844541241

Flyer for count Jan 27 2015

Many Mansions’ 35 Stories book is now available on Amazon!

35 Stories bookIn honor of Many Mansions’ 35th Anniversary we present “35 Stories: A Celebration of Hope,” a collection of stories from Many Mansions’ residents, staff, board members, volunteers, and supporters.

35 Stories is a collection of stories written and compiled by Many Mansions in recognition of its 35 year anniversary of its founding. This book contains a diverse set of stories—some from our founding, some from our recent past. Some are humorous, some tragic; some happy, some sad; some uplifting, some poignant.

These are complicated stories–as complicated, as diverse, and as rich as the thousands of lives that have been affected by Many Mansions since it’s founding in 1979.

Read them for yourself! Proceeds from the sale of the book will support Many Mansions’ housing and service programs. Follow this link to purchase “35 Stories: A Celebration of Hope” on Amazon.