About Spirit of Santa Paula
We are a 501C3 non-profit corporation formed in 2002 by six local business people to do "good things" for our community. Little did we know that finding a homeless man dead in one of our churches on Christmas Eve 2008 would launch us in a direction we never dreamed.
Our beliefs are Christian and our service areas are non-denominational and varied. They range from serving a generous, nutritious hot meal each week for 600 people to assisting the community with rental assistance and utility payments, advocacy in Homeless Court, counseling at the Drop In Center for people who are homeless, hungry and lonely. We are approved by Ventura County Sheriff's Department to provide pastoral visits to the jail, we work with parolees and lead the Homeless Count in Santa Paula.