Summer Yoga and Tai Chi to Benefit RAIN

One of RAIN’s most enthusiastic supporters, Audrey Walzer, director of Camarillo Yoga Center, is holding a series of summer yoga and tai chi events in support of RAIN.

Beginning July 2 and running every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday until August 27, join Audrey at Hartley Botanica in Somis (directions) to enjoy the sounds of birds and waterfalls while you drink in the lush green of the garden and breathe, balance your body, and rejuvenate.

Tuesdays 6:00–7:30 pm – Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation for Everyone (begins July 8)

Wednesdays 8:30–9:45 am – Intermediate Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation (begins July 2)

Wednesdays 10:00–11:15 am – Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation for Everyone (begins July 2)

Fridays 12:00–1:00 pm – Tai Chi for Everyone (begins July 11)

The fees for the classes are $15; $10 for ages 60+. One half of your class fee will be donated to the RAIN Transitional Living Center. If you are a 6 Month Member, your fee is included in your membership and our request is that you write one donation check for the summer in any amount you would like to RAIN Communities, Inc. Join us and help homeless families help themselves!

Click for the Class Schedules and more information.

What is the RAIN Transitional Living Center?

A Bridge to Permanent Housing
Since 1997, the RAIN Transitional Living Center (RAIN) has provided housing and services to families and single adults in Ventura County, California, to help with the transition from homelessness to permanent housing.

Serving up to 70 people at a time in a home-like setting in Camarillo, RAIN provides nutritious meals; intensive case management services; employment assistance including transportation to work; life skills courses on topics such as money management, parenting, and relapse prevention; and privately-funded enrichment programs for children.

Some Facts About Homelessness

A 2003 survey by the Ventura County Homeless and Housing Coalitions (VCHHC) revealed the following findings: the majority of homeless in Ventura County are women and children; the homeless population is growing – 51% were newly homeless (6 months or less); people are remaining homeless longer- 37% homeless 2 or more years compared to 28% in 2002; disabled people comprise 1/3 of the sheltered population; those sheltered are long time County residents –59% have lived locally for 10 years or more; and 34% were working at least part time but were not making a living wage. Rapidly growing housing rents have outpaced the growth in wages leaving more families, particularly single working mothers, behind.

How Can I Help?

Become a Partner in Transforming Lives
Homeless families and individuals working to make a new start in life need community support and comprehensive resources beyond the restrictions often attached to public funding. Therefore, RAIN Communities, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3), partners with the County of Ventura to provide funding for special programs at RAIN, including counseling, childcare, and fun activities for the children and their parents.

Half of RAIN’s residents are children. Field trips, gardening, arts, and other enrichment activities funded by RAIN Communities, Inc. are important parts of the RAIN program, helping children whose lives have been so difficult feel more like “regular kids.

To volunteer at RAIN (individual and group volunteer projects are welcome) please call RAIN Communities, Inc. at (805) 388-3148. You can also help by making tax-deductible in-kind, or financial donation that will help a RAIN resident make a new start in life. To make a secure online donation, please use the “Donate” button on the right.