Giving a Hand Up, Not a Handout.

Project Understanding provides hope by developing and directing resources for the purpose of transforming lives and community through justice, mercy and compassion. 

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The Basics of Change

Getting back on your feet is instrumental to leading a happy and healthy life. Project Understanding is structured to help people in need make it through tough times by assisting with Food, Housing and Tutoring. Empowering yourself to be self-sufficient can be achieved with focus, work and understanding.

FOOD

The Food Pantry at Project Understanding helps to provide groceries once a month to families whose budget cannot support the purchase of their own.

HOUSING

Housing at Project Understanding consists of a number of programs designed to help people get back on their feet, providing a place to live and become self reliant.

TUTORING

Tutoring Centers at Project Understanding provide extra instruction for students grades K-5 with volunteer tutors in one-to-one interaction.

BE ONE OF THE FIRST 40 PEOPLE TO GIVE $40 A MONTH

To kick off our 40 Year Anniversary Celebration, we invite you to join in our service to the community by being one of the first donors to commit to donating $40 a month for one year.

40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

The Starlight Supper Club is an annual fundraising event to benefit Project Understanding in support of the many programs they provide including the Food Pantry, SHORE (Supportive Housing Opportunities in a Residential Environment, Transition Housing, Homeless to Home, Tender Life Maternity Home, and the various tutoring centers throughout Ventura County.

MEET MARTIN - HOMELESS 2 HOME

Hear Martin's story of positive change, going from homeless to home, working and studying hard. 

Ventura County Family Assistance

Project Understanding provides hope by developing and directing resources for the purpose of transforming lives and community through justice, mercy and compassion. Through collaboration, we assist people to reach their highest attainable level of independence.

40 PEOPLE

Be one of the first.

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS

of Transforming Lives & Community.

$40 A MONTH

donation.

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