As we get ready to say goodbye to 2023 and prepare to welcome 2024, we want to share with you some of this year’s accomplishments. View the House Farm Workers! Impact Report here.

Happy Birthday, Ellen Brokaw!

In addition to 2023 being a huge success for House Farm Workers!our founding chairwoman also turned 90 years old. Happy Birthday, Ellen Brokaw! You are not only a prominent member of Ventura County’s agricultural community, who is involved in the production of lemons, avocados, and nursery stock; you are an inspirational leader in the long campaign to improve the lives of farm workers and their families. We are truly grateful for all of your contributions!

Meet House Farm Workers! intern, Melissa Torreblanca

2023 was the start of an intern partnership with CSU Channel Islands.

I am a senior at CSU Channel Islands studying Chicano/a Studies and Psychology. I am the first in my family to attend college/university and as a child of immigrant parents, I have always been drawn to advocacy work of marginalized groups and communities. My disciplines have allowed me to gain exposure in Ventura County of what issues surround the community. I’m excited to work alongside HFW! as an intern to learn more about advocacy and policy work as well as work with families and communities of Ventura County.”

Melissa Torreblanca

HFW! Board of Directors!

House Farm Workers!is lucky to have dedicated members who go above and beyond to complete our mission!

(Pictured from left to right: Chris Stephens, Bernardo M. Perez, Alex Castilla, John Krist, Karen Flock, Kenneth Trigueiro, Jane Donlon Waters, Ellen Brokaw, and Leslie Leavens.)

Thank you!

Our 2023 achievements would not be possible without our generous donors. We would like to thank everyone who has donated this year and invite anyone who would still like to donate online at Donate – House Farm Workers! or by mailing in a check to us at:

House Farm Workers!
P.O. BOX 402
Santa Paula, CA 93061

House Farm Workers! received some special grants this year:

Thank you, U.S. Bank, for granting $20,000 to House Farm Workers!, $6,000 of which was a sponsorship of our Affordable Housing Bus Tour. Thank you, U.S. Bank, for supporting our work. U.S. Bank makes “Home” possible by supporting efforts that connect individuals and families with sustainable housing opportunities.

Thank you, VCCF Limoneria Foundation Fund for granting $5,500 to House Farm Workers!

Thank you, Bank of the Sierra, for granting $2,500 to House Farm Workers!

Thank you, Thelma Hansen Trust, for granting $25,000 to House Farm Workers! towards theVentura County Farmworker Housing Study and Action Plan.

For more information about the Survey, Study and Action Plan please visit: Ventura County Farmworker Housing Study and Action Plan (

We look forward to seeing you in 2024!