CAN DO! Learn Leadership Skills, Raise Awareness on Social Issues in our community. Free Breakfast & Lunch. Sat. May 28th 9 A.M-1:30 P.M

posted May 25, 2016, 2:49 PM by Victor Fuentes

JUST Communities presents CAN DO! Learn Leadership Skills, Raise Awareness on Social Issues in our community. Free Breakfast & Lunch. Sat. May 28th 9 A.M-1:30 P.M

House Farm Workers will be awarding two students each with a $1,000 scholarship. Sign up by june 3rd.

posted Apr 11, 2016, 5:43 PM by Victor Fuentes

The Ellen Brokaw House Farm Workers! Scholarship

 Apply Now! Due June 3

 We are pleased to offer this scholarship to students whose parents are farm workers in Ventura County. The mission of House Farm Workers! is to promote the provision of safe, decent and affordable housing for farm workers. Along with access to safe housing, we believe that all members of our community can benefit from opportunities for greater education. This scholarship reflects our commitment to making sure our farm worker families can thrive.


We will be awarding two students each with a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship is named in honor of Ellen Brokaw, founding chairwoman of House Farm Workers! A prominent member of Ventura County's agricultural community, involved in production of lemons, avocados and nursery stock, she has been an inspirational leader in the long campaign to improve the lives of farm workers and their families.


Click here --> The Ellen Brokaw House Farm Workers! Scholarship application. Students can also contact us directly at for a copy of the application and any questions.




Alondra Serna

Program Coordinator

Thank You Ben & Jerry's Foundation!

posted Mar 26, 2015, 2:35 PM by Kate English

We have received word that we have been awarded a grant from the Ben & Jerry's Foundation!  Thank you B&J's!

Click here for our new social media video! Thanks Driscoll!

posted Feb 12, 2015, 10:36 AM by Kate English   [ updated Feb 12, 2015, 2:12 PM ]


November 2014 Newsletter

posted Nov 18, 2014, 1:28 PM by Kate English

Free Mental Health First Aid Classes

posted Oct 14, 2014, 3:14 PM by Kate English

One Step a la Vez will be hosting two free two day sessions of Mental Health First Aid presented by Ventura County Behavioral Health, one in English and one in Spanish.  OSALV will also be scheduling a session geared specifically towards teens in the near future.

Mental Health First Aid is a ground breaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid is offered in the form of an interactive two-day course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments.

Attendees will learn the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.

Attendees will also learn how to use a 5-step action plan to assess a crisis situation and select and implement appropriate interventions; the realities and prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced stigma in our communities.

Important information will be given on how to access appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources to help someone with a mental health problem.  (Source: Ventura County Behavioral Health flyer -

There is no cost to register.  To reserve a spot in either the English or Spanish session, or for more information please contact Kate English:  or call  805-625-7067.

Spanish session:   November 5th & 7th 9am – 1pm

English session:  November 10th & 11th 5pm- 9pm


Classes will be held at:

One Step a la Vez Community Center

421 Sespe Ave., Fillmore

Summer Activities are Posted!

posted Jun 16, 2014, 11:45 AM by Kate English

Please take a look at our calendar for upcoming events this summer!  All events are free for One Step members. One Step a la Vez membership is also free for youth age 13-19.  Just fill out our membership packet and have your parent or guardian sign.

Our June Newsletter is up!

posted Jun 3, 2014, 4:35 PM by Kate English

Whale Watching Adventure

posted Apr 30, 2014, 10:44 AM by Kate English

Whale Watching - group nap in the boat cabin...
On April 25th OSALV went whale watching!  Right outside the harbor, we saw a mother and baby migrating pair and travelled north with them for a while  Then we found another mamma/baby pair and this mother showed us her fluke about 10 times!   Then we were off to race with hundreds  (hundreds!) of commun dolphins, which are actually rare.  Who knew?  Our adventure was jam packed with these amazing animals and more: baby pelicans, sea lions, least terns, cormorants.  We followed our three –hour tour with some yummy Topper’s pizza.


Community Transportation Survey

posted Mar 10, 2014, 6:14 PM by Lynn Edmonds   [ updated Mar 11, 2014, 2:16 PM ]

The Transportation Committee is conducting a survey to determine if an extended bus route from Fillmore/Piru to Santa Clarita/Newhall is a community need.  Please contribute your thoughts by completing the survey (Community Transportation Survey.pdf) and returning the completed document to a staff member at the OSALV center.

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