Family Care Fair draws crowds at Government Center

VENTURA, Calif. – The Family Care and Volunteer Resource Fair was held on May 25 in the main courtyard of the County Government Center in Ventura. More than 60 County agencies and community organizations were on hand to provide visitors with information and resources on child care, elder care, senior services and much more.

The annual event is co-sponsored by the County’s Human Resources Department and United Way of Ventura County as a service to County employees and the public.

Hundreds of employees, waiting jurors and members of the public strolled past information booths gathering brochures and other materials. Volunteer opportunities were presented along with programs and services.

“This event is a great opportunity to gather resources on family care,” said Patty Zoll, County of Ventura WorkLife manager. “It is also a chance to find the perfect volunteer experience.”

Participating County agencies and departments included the Health Care Agency, Behavioral Health, Public Health, the Department of Child Support Services, the Human Services Agency, the Area Agency on Aging, the Ventura County Fire Department, the District Attorney’s Victim Assistance Unit, Ventura County Animal Services and READ Ventura County Library.

They were joined by more than 45 community organizations including American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County, Camarillo Health Care District, Child Development Resources, Food Share, Humane Society of Ventura County, Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association, Project Understanding, Social Security Administration, Tri-County GLAD, United Way of Ventura County and the Ventura County Rescue Mission.

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