Community members and church leaders came together for “Life Worth Living” breakfast

Community members and church leaders came together Thursday morning, January 29th, at the River Community Church to support the “Life Worth Living” breakfast and information meeting of The City Center Transitional Living. The breakfast was planned and presented by Executive Director Pastor Jim Duran. Some of those in attendance were Stephanie Caldwell, President and CEO of the Ventura Chamber of Commerce; Steve Bennett, Ventura County Supervisor; Christy Weir and Carl Morehouse, Ventura City Council members and Cheryl Heitmann, former mayor and council member, who all pledged to help address the homelessness issue. Current residents brought some members of the audience to tears with stories of their struggles and success. The City Center currently houses about a dozen adults and their children, who are in transition. During the 12 to 18-month program, the residents work on two main goals: gainful employment and permanent housing. The City Center is located at 837 E. Thompson. www.theciitycenter.org

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