Friday, September 2, 2011

SAVE THE DATE: Black and White Dinner Dance in Oxnard

The Society of St. Vincent De Paul, Ventura Social Services Task Force and the City of Oxnard Commission on Homelessness invite the public to the 2nd Annual Black and White Dinner Dance Fundraiser on Saturday October 15th, 2011 at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center.

The evening will include dinner, live entertainment by Chico (Latin Pop), a silent and live auction. All proceeds will benefit the Winter Warming Shelter - managed by St. Vincent de Paul - in Ventura County.

The West Ventura County Winter Shelter is a safe haven that assists homeless individuals during the coldest months of the year. It was started in reaction to widely publicized reports of homeless men and women freezing to death on park benches and heating grates.

The shelter, which operates annually from December to March (6 pm to 6 am), provides transportation to the shelter site; intake, case-management and referral services; dinner; showers; cots or air mattresses; a light breakfast and transportation to a drop-off site.

Case management is provided by representatives of the County Homeless Services and Mental Health Clinic, while the Oxnard City Housing Authority assists in securing permanent housing for families.

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