Westside Community Development Corporation connects you to resources in the community.
Through different phases of life you may experience a need for assistance. It may be because of loss of income, increased expenses or a new challenge. WCDC can help connect you to the resources to help with minor home repairs including preventing your house from damage due to weathering to inserting a wheelchair ramp to allow you to age in place. You may be eligible for the Housing Revitalization Program. Community volunteers will complete minor repairs and maintenance work at no cost to homeowners with financial need.
We work with small community organizations because we believe the most significant change starts at the grassroots level in situations where caring, creative people are close to the problems, have the pulse of their communities, understand their ecosystems, and can see prospective solutions from the “inside.”
Life on the Westside
The Westside lifestyle is filled with streets where people know their neighbors, is increasing the number of parks, rich history and a community events and block BBQ’s. There are also many events that happen throughout the year. If you have lived here forever, or just moved here, check our event list of happenings and discover the rich culture, history and community in Westside Ventura. There are currently two parks in Westside Ventura, Westpark Community Center and Harry Lyon Park where visitors can play sports, have a picnic or skateboard. There is even a group that is actively working on getting more parks for our neighborhood and you can participate in the planning process here. The newest proposed park, Kellogg Park received a $150,000 grant from Kaiser to help procure the land to make a new park at the corner of Kellogg Street and Ventura Avenue. You can also attend one of the many art openings during First Fridays or at Bell Arts Factory.
Westside Ventura is known for it’s unique markets and restaurants and small businesses. WCDC helps businesses with resources and collaboration to create a strong economic community where residents can continue to enjoy supporting local businesses.The City of Ventura also has resources for you to start a business in Ventura. If you are looking for help in learning how to start a business, Ventura also offers programs through SCORE, Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) and Economic Development Collaborative Ventura County (EDCVC).
Of course Westside is a location, but the people who live here make up the wonderful community. WCDC helps connect seniors to resources, families to a strong network of ways to live healthy and happy lives. There are a variety of services on the Westside of Ventura including the Ventura Avenue Adult Center at 550 N. Ventura Ave offering offerings of computer, recreational, specialty, social, health and fitness programs. The Avenue Library also offers study centers and computers for internet use as well as holds special events from literacy to cooking classes. The Westpark Community Center teaches self-esteem, leadership, good character, responsibility and respect and offers the following activities for girls and boys– homework & tutoring, recreation enrichment, sports, classes and special events. If you are in immediate need of housing, food or other care, 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember number to call for information about health and human services. Just dial 211 and you will be assisted to get help that you need.
THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS who help make the quality of life better for our community.