Housing Opportunities For People with Special Needs Benefit in Camarillo on September 22

Ventura County Housing Trust Fund (VCHTF) is proud to announce the date of its annual fundraising event with a focus on Housing Opportunities for People with Special Needs, on Thursday, September 22, 2016, 5:00-8:30 p.m., at the historic Camarillo Ranch, Camarillo, CA.  It is sure to be an evening not to miss!

Keynote speaker will be Dr. Joshua Bamberger, MD, MPH, a foremost practicing physician aiding people living with poverty, homelessness, mental illness and disabilities. He is a leading national expert on the links between housing and health. With the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Dr. Bamberger coordinates all medical and behavioral health services for over 1750 tenants in supportive housing programs. Dr. Bamberger is the Chief Medical Consultant for Mercy Housing, a Special Advisor to the United States Interagency on Homelessness, an attending physician for the VA, and an Associate Clinical Professor at UC San Francisco’s Family Medicine Department and the Center for Excellence in Primary Care. 

The evening will also include:

  • Entertainment by the amazing 22 year old composer and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Flowers who’s life story recently premiered in the documentary “Hearing is Believing”
  • A testimonial from a special-needs young adult living on his own for the first time in supportive housing;
  • A BBQ dinner with appetizers, wine and beer; and
  • Auction of five “community-building baskets” to be enjoyed by the 39 residents of Castillo del Sol, new supportive affordable apartments in Ventura for adults with special needs.

Funds raised at the event will support developments that create new affordable housing in Ventura County, such as the Castillo del Sol apartments. The Housing Trust Fund helps finance multi-family homes for low to moderate income families and individuals with priority given to projects that create housing opportunities for Homeless, Veterans, Farm-workers, and Transitional-aged Foster Youth.

Tickets purchased in advance are $55 each or two for $100. Guests are encouraged to purchase an extra ticket to be donated to local organizations working with people with special needs. For more information, register, or if you would like to make a donation, visit www.VCHousingTrustFund.org/2016-event or contact Karen Fraser, Karen@VCHousingTrustFund.org, at 805-330-6987.  Tax ID#: 45-3191747