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EVERYONE HAS A PLACE


ARE YOU IN IMMEDIATE NEED OF 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







Agenda for the Most Recent Regular Meeting

draft minutes to be approved

303 N. Ventura Ave, 93001   3:15pm
         I.            Call to order and welcome (Judy Alexandre)
       II.            Introductions (Judy Alexandre)
     III.            Approval of or changes to the agenda for 12/4/19 (Judy Alexandre)
    IV.            Approval of or changes to the minutes of 11/6/19 (Judy Alexandre)
      V.            Treasurers Report (Dave or Jan Schmutte)
    VI.            Update from City of Ventura, Safe and Clean Housing and Homelessness committee (Meredith Hart)
a)       Shelter update
b)      Winter  (inclimate weather) shelter
c)       Other
   VII.            Census report (this is important information for all of us)!
a)       Getting information out, assisting others in completing the census, agency kiosks and available funding  ( Dr. Gabino Aguirre)
b)      Employment opportunities, qualifications, applications etc. ( Timothy Wilber)
c)       Questions and concerns
 VIII.            Mental Health Advocacy need (Action item )  (Mary Haffner)
a)       A stakeholder’s letter will be sent to you. It is long. Please read in advance. Mary will answer questions and we will discuss.
b)      Vote to write letter of support  for action or not (Judy Alexandre)
     IX.            Continuum of Care funding and Point in Time Count (Jenifer Harkey
       X.            Reports:
a)       Homeless Prevention fund (Sue Brinkmeyer or Brian Brennan)
b)      Faith Subcommittee (Marianne Norton)
c)       Homeless Memorial (Kappy Paulsen or Rev Dana Worsnap)
d)      Report from Thanksgiving Meal and Upcoming Christmas Shoppe (Judy Alexandre)
e)      Agency reports
f)        Vulnerable Populations housing Network (Clyde Reynolds)
g)       Homes For all (John Jones or Sonja Flores)
h)      Other
     XI.            Other (Judy Alexandre)
   XII.            Adjourn.  Next meeting will be Feb. 5, 2020. We will be dark in Jan. unless there is something urgent.
Meetings:
§  COC Alliance 1/16/20  10-12 am Jennifer Harkey (Jennifer.harkey@ventura.org) location TBA
§  Homeless Prevention Fund  1/16/10, 4pm, Unitarian Universalist Church, Sue Brinkmeyer (suebrinkmeyer@earthlink.net)
§  City of Ventura Safe and Clean, Housing and Homeless committee, 4pm City Hall, TBA
§  Homes For All, contact John Sanders Jones (johnsandersjones@gmail.com or Sonja Flores (sflores@hacityofventura.org)
§  Faith Subcommittee TBA , probably 3pm, 1/22/20 location TBA

COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE (subject to change)
 
City of Ventura Housing Committee - TBD 4:00pm @ City Hall
Faith Community - meets 4th Wednesday 3:00PM @ Church of the Foothills
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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