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 twice 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.

Hope Worth Giving Breakfast April 10, 2018 - Don't miss it!

Don't miss this breakfast gathering where you'll have the opportunity to learn more about Project Understanding and how our programs are having a life-changing impact in our local community. Hear eye-opening stories, meet new friends, and enjoy a delicious meal at the Pierpont Inn.

Starlight Supper Club 2018

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.

SERVING OUR COMMUNITY FOR OVER 40 YEARS

Tenderlife Maternity Home Walk 2018

Please join TenderLife Maternity Home on Saturday, April 7, 2018 for a WALK for our annual “Tenderlife Maternity Home Walk-A-Thon” Location:…

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2018 Hope Worth Giving Breakfast

Project Understanding of San Buenaventura is pleased to announce its 7th Annual Hope Worth Giving Breakfast which will be held…

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40th Anniversary Celebration

Click here to edit Spacer module. A message from Project Understanding Welcome to 2017! We are overwhelmed with gratitude at Project…

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"When Santa Claus Dreams"

An Ode to Volunteers Santa Claus envies me, He dreams of riding in my van. All he drives is a…

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Annual Adopt-a-Family

What would it feel like to help a needy family at Christmas or Hanukkah? There are so many families in need…

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