Harbor House

Harbor House is the Conejo Valley’s newly-formed social welfare support service, offering referrals, resources, case management and a hand up for those who are struggling. “It is our goal to help all people in our community find hope, gainful employment, affordable housing, and a sense of personal well-being,” notes the organization’s introduction. Harbor House aspires “to contribute to the building of a just community where all people are invited.”

Contact Harbor House, Director Denise Cortes or Program Manager Karen Olson Guetschoff at 805-262-7987 or 805-410-4010, 430 E Avenida de los Arboles, Ste 203, Thousand Oaks CA 91360 (Corner of Moorpark Rd.)

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Here is a message from Director Denise Cortes (right):

Dear Friends,

The needs in our community are great and the gap between the comfortable and the working poor has never been so wide. Housing costs soar and minimum wage remains insignificant in the face of such costs, making it almost impossible for some families/individuals to make a real living.

To address this need, I have formed a non-profit named Harbor House.  I believe that our houses of faith will guide our new entity with wisdom.  We want to use local donations here for local needs.  We have a deep desire to serve the poor and we know them by name.  We believe that with your help we can do so much more with the extraordinary generosity for which our community is known.

I ask you to pray for this endeavor and our hopes and dreams of a more just community where every family has hope.  I also ask that if you have a gift of experience, wisdom, financial knowledge,that you feel free to share your gift with us.  And, if you have the means we would greatly appreciate any financial support you could give to our new entity, Harbor House.