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EVERYONE HAS A PLACE


ARE YOU IN IMMEDIATE NEED FOR HOUSING?

PLEASE CLICK HERE or dial 211

FOR R.I.S.E. referrals click for downloaded referral form


To donate online to the Ventura Homeless Prevention Fund click here

CONTACT US FOR COMMENTS, SUGGESTIONS

COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULES


Welcome to the Ventura Social Services Task Force, "Dedicated to Ending Homelessness in the City of Ventura"!  (See "About Us" for more details.) The Ventura Social Service Task Force (VSSTF) is the one organization recognized by Ventura County, and tasked by the City Council of the City of Ventura, to end homelessness in the City of Ventura, according to the "10-Year Strategy to End Homelessness for Ventura County".

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

The annual Winter Warming Shelter, which provides nightly accommodations and meals for the homeless, will open at 6 p.m. Monday at the Oxnard National Guard Armory, 351 South K St.

The shelter will be open nightly from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. until March 31.

This year, the shelter is open to homeless adults. The Ventura County Board of Supervisors in October allocated $75,000 to provide alternate accommodations for homeless families with children.

Everyone who comes to the shelter must have had a tuberculosis screening to be admitted.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, which operates the shelter, will have social services staff on site Monday through Friday to assess each shelter resident and provide case management services. The goal is to help people get off the streets and into permanent housing.


CLICK FOR 2015 VSSTF GRANT APPLICATION AND TIMELINE

Agenda for the Regular Meeting -

draft minutes to be approved

Agenda - Ventura Social service Task Force  - 4/1/15


The following individuals are eligible to vote on 4/1/15 based on having attended 3 out of the last 5 meetings: Judy Alexandre, Peter Brown, Neal Andrews, Brian Brennan, Sue Brinkmeyer, Kevin Clerici, Jill Forman, Mary Haffner, Tim Hockett, Alicia Morales, Daniel Zapata Huerta, Elizabeth Egelko, Susan Everett, Tim Hawkins, Amanda Herrera, John Jones, Camilla Lee, Arlene Martinez, Kate Mills, Kathy Powell, Priscilla Quiroz, Dave Schmutte, Debora Schreiber, Jan Schmutte, Karol Schulkin, Doug Stanton, Ben Unseth, Holly Whitmore


I. Introductions and Welcome (3 min) Brief introduction of name, agency/affiliation


II. Changes to and approval of the agenda.


III. Changes to and approval of the minutes.


IV. New and current VSSTF business
• Discussion of Robert Marburt Consultant. Please refer to information that was sent earlier (10 min) Any Action?
• Report from Sub-committees: (10 minutes)
1. Faith Sub Committee Partners for Change Event Sue Brinkmeyer
2. Housing People Can Afford Camilla Lee
3. Education and Advocacy John Jones
4. Housing Engagement Doug Stanton
5. Homeless Prevention Brian Brennan
I. Oral Reports:
• Peter Brown City of Ventura (5 min)
• Continuum of Care (Meeting March 19th) Judy Alexandre (2min)
• Shelter Options Amanda Herrera (2 min)
• H2H and single assessment phone line Alicia Morales (2 min)
• One Stop /County HSA Kate mills, Karol Schulkin (2min)
• Any agency as needed, Family to Family if needed, VSSTF Steering Committee if needed
• Any update on Laura’s Law Mary Haffner
• Update on granting process
• PATH Visit


I. Written Reports


II. Information Items:


• City Homeless Committee will meet on Thurs April 2, 2015 at 4 pm, City Hall
• Dependent Adult and seniors at Risk of Homelessness or are homeless; focus is now on transportation. Next meeting is May 11, 2015, 9:30 am, VCAAA office, County Square Dr, Ventura.
• Other


I. Any Success or Accomplishments?


II. Questions and Concerns for next Meeting? At the May 6th meeting we will have a detailed housing program report including processes and eligibility, funding, access etc. by Karol Schulkin and a report from Camilla Lee (H2H housing) regarding where people are being housed, maintenance of community relationships and services provided.


III. Next Meeting is May 6, 2015, 3:15-5:15 at the Family to Family building, 303 N. Ventura Ave.#E, Ventura Ca 93001.
Alicia Herrera has agreed to bring a few extra copies of materials for those that are visiting. All others are requested to print and bring their own copies.


COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE (subject to change)
 
Education and Advocacy - meets 2nd Friday 3:30pm @ Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Main at Telephone
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  12:30pm @ Salvation Army, 155 South Oak Street
Housing - meets 3rd Monday 3:30-5:00 @ Salvation Army Board Room, 155 S Oak Street
Housing Options/H2H - meets 2nd Wednesday 4:00-6:00PM at the Housing Authority, 995 Riverside St
 

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