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





Agenda for the Most Recent Regular Meeting

draft minutes to be approved

Agenda   4/3/19
Ventura Social Service Task Force
3:15; Catholic Charities Bldg., 303 N. Ventura Ave, Ventura 93001
         I.            Call to order and welcome (Kevin Clerici)
       II.            Introductions (Kevin Clerici)
     III.            Approval of  or changes to minutes of 3/6/19 as emailed (Kevin Clerici)
    IV.            Approval of or changes to the agenda for 4/3/19 as emailed (Kevin Clerici)
      V.            Treasurers report (Dave Schmutte)
    VI.            Point in time Count results  and what this may mean (Tara Carruth, Jenn Harkey)
   VII.            Update on current TES (Temp Emerg. Shelter) and report from the city of Ventura (Meredith Hart)
 VIII.            Housing Strategies: (Judy Alexandre)
A.      Long term:
1.       Potential housing sites   (Sonja Flores)
2.       Bills impacting housing (Sonja Flores)
3.       Discussion on how we want to impact the coming general plan (Kevin or Judy)
B.      Shorter Term: (Kevin Clerici)
1.       Do we support; take action to support the:
a)       Expansion of Riverhaven run by Turning Point Foundation
b)      Support for Safe Sleep and its expansion case managed by Salvation Army and housed at the UU Church and at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
c)       Action on any potentially available housing sites
C.      Review of current Housing developments (Sonja Flores or Karen Flock, Ventura Housing Authority).
D.      Any potential developments planned by Many Mansions? Cabrillo Economic? Peoples Self Help Housing?
     IX.            Reports from:
a)       Faith Subcommittee (Marianne Norton)
b)      Continuum of Care (Jenn Harkey)
c)       Vulnerable Populations Network (Clyde Reynolds, Judy Alexandre)
d)      Homes for All (Sonja Flores, John Jones, Kappy Paulsen)
e)      Homeless Prevention Fund (Brian Brennan)
f)        Agency Updates (City Center, Salvation Army, turning Point, Step Up Ventura, Project Understanding, Buddy Nation,  Whole Person Care, One Stop,other)
       X.            Other (Kevin Clerici)
     XI.            Adjournment: next meeting is May 1, 2019; 3:15 pm  303 N. Ventura Ave, Ventura
MEETINGS:
§  City Council meeting on Safe and Clean Housing and Homelessness;  City Hall , April 9 4 pm
§  Faith Subcommittee of VSSTF:  Church of the Foothills, 4/ 24/19 3 pm  Marianne Norton ma4mail@gmail.com
§  Homeless Prevention Fund (VSSTF, Inc.) 5/ 15/19 4 pm  Unitarian Church, Ralston Ave. Ventura; Sue Brinkmeyer  suebrinkmeyer@earthlink.net
§  Homes For All  John Jones  johnsandersjones@gmail.com
§  Continuum of Care Alliance 4/ 18/19; 10 am. Foster Library  tara.carruth@ventura.org
§  Open mic at city council 4/1/19 6pm, City Hall

COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE (subject to change)
 
City of Ventura Housing Committee - TBD 4:00pm @ City Hall
Housing Engagement / Sheltering - temporarily not meeting
Faith Community - meets 4th Wednesday 3:00PM @ Seventh Day Adventist Church
Homeless Prevention - meets 3rd Thursday 4:00pm @ location TBD
Homes for All - meets by invitation only via John Jones

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


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