Family Reunited

I voluntarily stopped working to care for my daughter with a disability.  She was struggling in school and needed me home.  A month later my husband was laid off from his job at a local car dealership.  We knew money would be tight, but it was a sacrifice we felt … More…

Year in Review

RAIN’s fiscal year runs from July to June. As many people do when traditional New Years Day approaches on the calendar, the staff at RAIN likes to look back over the last 12 months to review how they did… 160 people were housed in the RAIN transitional living program, an … More…

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…

Grant from Montecito Bank and Trust

On March 13, 2013, RAIN Communities, Inc. was presented with a grant from Montecito Bank & Trust at an awards ceremony in Santa Barbara. This video was shown as part of the grant ceremony attended by RCI Board Member Monica Garcia and Program Coordinator Isaac Romero. Many thanks to Montecito Bank & Trust for … 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…