October, 2021
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Serving community members
like you and your families

If 2021 has taught us anything, it is to be prepared for the unexpected. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our day-to-day lives in new ways everyday. And as fall approaches, the weather will change in unexpected ways, as the threat of fire season looms in the hills and the days get darker sooner and colder too.

CAVC is here to support you and your families through the unexpected. Perhaps you or your loved ones have had to face unexpected economic challenges or are struggling to find consistent work. For many, their lives that were comfortable before the pandemic have suddenly gotten closer to the edge. CAVC is here to support anyone - without judgment - who is close to the edge or looking for a way to lift themselves up. Combatting poverty and ensuring families and individuals are safe and house in our communities is our goal every day.

In this newsletter, you'll find updated information about many of our services and programs available to you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are in need, especially if this uncertainty is unfamiliar to you. You may also consider supporting us today as we ensure everyone in Ventura County lives a life of dignity.
I wish you and your loved ones continued good health and safety.

Susy Lopez-Garcia
Executive Director
Community Action of Ventura County
LIHEAP Home Weatherization
during Energy Action Month
October is Energy Action Month, and as fall begins, it brings a unique mix of hot, dry winds and cooler temperatures in the early mornings and late evenings. There is no better time than now than to ensure your home is properly outfitted for all kinds of weather we will see this month.

CAVC Weatherization services provide energy-efficient upgrades to your home at no cost. We repair doors, replace lightbulbs with LEDs, check heating sources (furnaces, water heaters, stoves), and check alarms and monitors to ensure your home is safe for you and your families.

National Weatherization Day is on October 30th and is an opportunity to highlight the impact Weatherization Assistance Program has on homes like yours and on Ventura County. Call us today at 805-436-4035 to learn more and see if you qualify for LIHEAP Weatherization Services.
CAVC Utilities Assistance Programs
HEAP - our Home Energy Assistance Program - has helped families with growing utilities bills for forty years. In times of economic uncertainty and extreme weather, utility bills for gas and electricity can be burdensome for families. Keeping the house warm and the lights on, especially as we approach cooler seasons, will be more important than ever in our communities.

If you or someone you know is behind on payments for your gas or electricity bills, you may qualify for assistance from HEAP. Visit our website to learn more and to fill out the application. You can call our HEAP program at 805-436-4021 for more information too.
CAVC Water Bill Assistance
The COVID-19 pandemic has kept many of us at home, and even possibly out of work. As a result, more people are using more water for basic needs, and water bills have gone up in 2021. As a result, many of our community members have fallen behind on their bills. If this has happened to you and you are behind on your water bill, CAVC may be able to help you.

Call us today at 805-263-2587 to learn how you or someone you know can qualify for Water Assistance with a simple application and identification.
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CAVC's Mission & Vision
Our Vision:
We envision a community successfully lifting people out of poverty.
Our Mission:
Helping our community establish pathways out of poverty through advocacy, partnerships and services that promote dignity
and self- sufficiency.