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.
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 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 Centers at Project Understanding provide extra instruction for students grades K-5 with volunteer tutors in one-to-one interaction.
Starlight Gala - November 2, 2019
The Starlight Gala 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, 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.