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EVERYONE HAS A PLACE


Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) call 805.981.4233 or 866.998.2243 for crisis intervention

2017 Ventura County Homeless Count Survey and Final Report

click for Local Resources to Ending Homelessness

LINK TO FOOD SHARE SUMMER 2017 FEEDING SCHEDULE

ARE YOU IN IMMEDIATE NEED FOR HOUSING?

PLEASE CLICK HERE or

dial 805.477.2202 Mon-Fri 8:00am - 4:30pm

ARE YOU A VETERAN IN NEED OF HOUSING AND HELP?
call 877-424-3838 NOW

ARE YOU A YOUTH IN CRISIS? CALL 805-469-5882 IMMEDIATELY FOR HELP

The mission of the Ventura Social Services Task force (VSSTF) is to create and
implement an integrated community strategy to end homelessness in the City of
Ventura.

The goals of the VSSTF include

1. involving a broad cross section of the community, including representatives
from elected officials, governmental agencies and departments, law
enforcement, businesses, social service agencies, charitable foundations, faith-
based organizations, community groups, pubic and private housing developers,
homeless individuals and concerned citizens;

2. developing a common understanding of the root causes and circumstances of
homelessness, how persons are affected, and the impact of homelessness on the
community;

3. identifying current best practices to end homelessness;

4. developing and/or adopting strategic initiatives that identify measurable
objectives, timelines, responsibilities, budgets and sources of resources,
including funds.


Ventura's VSSTF is an inclusive, all-volunteer organization.  Everyone in our community is invited to join us around the table to craft the actions moving us to the day when "Everyone Has a Place". We meet every 1st Wednesday of the month from 3:15-5:15 PM, at Family to Family, 303 N Ventura Ave




Agenda for the Most Recent Regular Meeting

draft minutes to be approved

         I.        Call to order

       II.            Introductions (Name, agency you represent, 1 sentence about moving forward with housing and sheltering or 1 sentence about what your agency is currently doing)

     III.            Approval of or changes to the agenda for 9/6/17 as emailed

    IV.            Approval of or changes to the VSSTF minutes of 8/2/17 as emailed

      V.            Treasurers report  (Dave Schmutte)

    VI.            Old Business:

a)       Background to presentation

b)      Presentation of talking points for very affordable and extremely affordable housing (Kate Mills and )

c)       Vote on talking points

d)      Follow up from last meeting

e)      Action strategy

   VII.            New Business:  Measure O Response

a)       What is Measure O

b)      Staff recommendation to the measure O oversight committee  (no monies except for safe and clean recommended until 2020…see attachment)

c)       Recommended response from:

1)      Shelter and Housing Sub Committee of VSSTF (Ron Mulvilhill and)

2)      Faith Sib Committee of VSSTF (Judy Alexandre for Pam or)

d)      Steps that VSSTF desires to take (Judy met with the mayor, op ed, letters, posters, petition etc.)

 VIII.            Winter Warming Shelter Plan????? Is there an update?

     IX.            Reports

a)       City of Ventura (Peter Brown, Jeff Lambert, Neal Andrews)

b)      Continuum of Care (Jenn Harkey, or Tara Carruth or Clyde Reynolds)

c)       Homeless Prevention Fund (VSSTF, Inc.)  Brian Brennan

d)      Homes For All John Jones or

e)      Chamber of Commerce/ downtown Business Partners

f)        Housing Authority

g)       Agencies (news; fundraisers, updates….City Center, Project Understanding, Family to Family, Turning Point foundation, Step Up Ventura, Salvation Army, People Self Help Housing, Family Promise, HAS…County of Ventura homeless Program, One Stop,  Ventura Bike, other)

       X.            Other

     XI.            Adjourn: Next meeting is Oct. 4, 2017  3:15   300 N. Ventura Ave. Need someone to bring agenda and minutes for guests

   XII.            Meetings:

·         Faith Sub Committee of VSSTF Sept. 27, 3:00 pm Church of Christ  Bryn Mawr and Telegraph   Pam Marshall  pojcat@verizon.net

·         Sheltering and Housing subcommittee of VSSTF  Sept. 19  3:00 pm  library of Orchard Community Church (Telephone and Placid)  Ron Mulvillhill  ron@housinginnovationsanadsolutions.com

·         City of Ventura Homeless and Housing subcommittee  Sept. 13  4:00pm City Hall

·         Homeless Prevention Fund Sept 20, Unitarian Universalist Church (Ralston) new point person is Roland Barrio.

·         Continuum of Care Housing and Services Committee  Sept 21, 10am-12noon, Ventura community Foundation Building, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Camarillo  Clyde Reynolds cbreynolds@roadrunner.com

·         Continuum of Care Board of Directors (Discussion and or Action on the Housing Resolution  Sept 13, 1:00pm Ventura Community Foundation Building  Tara Carruth  tara.carruth@ventura.org

·         Homes For all…invitation only...contact John Jones  johnsandersjones@gmail.com

Open mic at City Council  Sept. 11

COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE (subject to change)
 
Education and Advocacy - meets 3rd Tuesday of the month 3:30pm @ 914 Utica Avenue, Ventura
Housing Engagement / Sheltering - meets 3rd Tuesday 1:00 @ Orchard Church Library
Faith Community - meets 4th Wednesday 3:00PM @ Ventura Church of Christ, 5401 N Bryn Mawr
Homeless Prevention - meets 3rd Wednesday  1:00pm @ Salvation Army, 155 South Oak Street
Housing - meets 3rd Monday 3:30-5:00 @ Salvation Army Board Room, 155 S Oak Street
 

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