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EVERYONE HAS A PLACE


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

Guardian.com: OUTSIDE IN AMERICA series on homelessness in America

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

 Agenda   11/1/17       Ventura Social Service Task Force   3:15 pm. Catholic charities Building   300 N. Ventura Ave

         I.            Call to Order

       II.            Introductions (Name, agency, 1 question or concern regarding the winter shelter and year round shelter…1 sentence)

     III.            Approval of or changes to the agenda for 11/1/17 as emailed

    IV.            Approval of or changes to the minutes from 10/04/17 as emailed

      V.            Treasurers report (Dave Schmutte)

    VI.            Old Business:

a)       Measure O update

b)      Winter warming shelter update (City of Ventura, COC, other)

1)      Current plan and next step

2)      Any action?

   VII.            New Business:

a)       Report/plan for Point in time Count of homeless individuals (Tara Carruth, COC)

b)      Strategy planning: (Information and discussion)

1)      Measure O funding (staff, council, oversight committee)

a.       Amount “push for”

b.       Allocation usage

c.       Planned action

                 2) Shelter and housing

a.           Plan of action by Faith subcommittee of VSSTF    (Pam Marshall)

b.       Homes for All: how work together (Kate Mills)

c.       Shelter and Housing subcommittee of VSSTF (Ron Mulvilhill)

d.       Continuum of Care status (Clyde Reynolds)

c)       Selection of VSSTF Chair and Vice chair and Sec.

 VIII.            Committee Reports

a)       City of Ventura

b)      Homeless Prevention Fund

c)       Chamber of Commerce/ Downtown business Partners

d)      Housing Authority

e)      Other

f)        Agency updates

     IX.            Other

       X.            Adjourn: Next meeting is Dec. 6, 2017; 3:15 pm. 300 N. Ventura Ave. Need someone to bring agenda and minutes for guests. Thank you to the UU church for doing this for Nov.

     XI.            Meetings:

v  Faith subcommittee of VSSTF, Nov.?????, location?????? Contact Pam Marshall of information for Nov. pojcat@verizon.net

v  Shelter and housing subcommittee of VSSTF  Nov. 21, 3 pm Orchard Community church, library,(Placid and Telephone)  Ron Mulvilhill  ron@housinginnovationsandsolutions.com

v  City of Ventura Shelter and Housing subcommittee   Nov. 8, 4:00 pm, City Hall

v  Homeless Prevention Fund (VSSTF, Inc) Nov. 15 4pm Unitarian Universalist Church (Ralston St)     Ron Barrio  rbarrio100@msn.com

v  Continuum of Care Housing and Services Committee Nov. 16, 10-12 noon, Ventura Community foundation, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo  Clyde Reynolds  cbreynolds@roadrunner.com or Ron Mulvilhill ron@housinginnovationsandsolutions.com or Tara Carruth  tara.carruth@ventura.org

v  Homes for All, invitation only  contact John Jones  johnsandersjones@gmail.com

v  Open mic at city council Nov. 6..please go and speak!


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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