Suddenly Single Mom

Before moving into RAIN I had experienced the most challenging, difficult, and incredibly stressful period of my life. It started with the unexpected death of my husband. Our son was one and a half years old at the time, and we had just moved far away from our family and … More…

Fire and RAIN

On May 2, 2013 the cities of Camarillo and Newbury Park experienced a large brush fire that spread a violent path from Camarillo Springs to Point Mugu. By 9 a.m. the fire was visible from the RAIN facility, but was not an immediate concern.  Recognizing the possibility of evacuating the … More…

Healthy Smile

After having open heart surgery and with no where to live, Jake went to the Rescue Mission where he was required to leave during the day and return at night.  Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) learned of his plight during a follow-up visit and requested he be placed at RAIN.  … More…

Setback and Recovery

With 2 children, Eddy and Edna came to RAIN in hopes of making their way back from the loss of their jobs, car, and house. Homeless with no hope in site the family arrived at RAIN grateful and anxious to get started. Eddy quickly found employment, but after only a … More…

New Country, New Life

Kate came to RAIN with her 2 children, Susie age 14 and Sam 10.  The family was victims of domestic violence. Mom had a driver’s license, but was afraid to drive, and the family had moved to the United States from Ukraine.  Mom received a visa when she entered the … More…

Overcoming Her Past

Sandy came to RAIN hoping to be reunited with her child, but understanding that her past might interfere with her wishes.  The daughter of drug addicted parents she lived her early life in an unpredictable, unsafe environment which lead to her own early drug use and first pregnancy at age … More…

Road to Self-Sufficiency

Joe came to RAIN with his oldest son.  A recovering addict who spent his teen years with the gangs in his neighborhood, Joe hoped to find a path for his son that was different than the one he knew in his childhood.  With no driver’s license, and a complex legal … More…

Renewing Self-Confidence

Ricky and Lucy came to RAIN in May 2012 with their two children, both under 3 years old.  Neither was working, but both were determined.  Lucy immediately got to work on getting her drivers license reinstated by working with Homeless Court.  She got the number of community service hours she … More…

Single Woman Moving On to Permanent Housing

A single woman left to permanent housing after 10 months.  This was a wonderful client who came to us after living in the River Bottom.  Wild red hair and a wonderful smile delighted us all as she made her way through her program and success.  While at RAIN she continued … More…

Large Family on Their Own

A family of 7 moved out of RAIN and into permanent housing. The family entered September 26, 2011 with no money, no work, and after living in their car, and going from one friend to another. With 5 children ranging in age from 3 to 11, the children were registered … More…