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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

To donate online to the Ventura Homeless Prevention Fund click here

Local Resources for Ending Homelessness

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

April 2015 Homeless Count download

Agenda for the Regular Meeting -

draft minutes to be approved

Based on having attended 3 of the last 5 meetings the following 27 individuals are eligible to vote at the

July, 2015 VSSTF meeting:

Judy Alexandre, Neal Andrews, Brian Brennan, Sue Brinkmeyer, Peter Brown, Kevin Clerici, Jim Duran, Elisabeth Egelko, Jill Forman, Mary Haffner, Tim Hawkins,Amanda Herrera, Tim Hockett, John Jones, Steven Karnazes, Camilla Lee, Arlene Martinez, Kate Mills, Alicia Morales, Kathy Powell, Jan Schmutte, Debora Schreiber, Karol Schulkin, Doug Stanton, Ben Unseth, Holly Whitmore, Daniel Zapata Huerta 

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

II. Changes to and approval of the Agenda

III. Changes to and approval of the minutes from 6/3/15

IV. Treasurers report

V. New and Current discussion Business: (30-40 Min)

VI. Sub Committee Reports (10-15 min)

VII. Oral Reports:

 Final discussion and approval of the VSSTF Mission Statement

 Position on Residential allocation

 Discussion of Bridge Housing/Shelter with Services clarification

 Trip to PATH San Diego

 Winter Shelter? Discuss now or later under oral reports

 Report from the Continuum of Care

 Housing People Can Afford (Camilla Lettini) Next meeting is July 20, 3pm at Salvation

Army Conference Room, Oak St, Ventura 93001

 Housing to Bridge to permanent housing (Doug Stanton) Next meeting is July 21, 1:30

pm at Orchard Community Church Library 8180 Telephone Rd Ventura 93004

 Education and Advocacy (John Sanders) Next meeting is July 28, 3:30 pm at the

Unitarian Universalist Church, Ralston Ave. Ventura

 Faith Sub Committee (Sue Brinkmeyer) next meeting is July 22, 3 pm at the Church of

Christ, Telegraph Rd. Ventura 93003

 Homeless Prevention Fund (Brian Brennan)

 Peter Brown, City o0f Ventura

 Winter Shelter, Steven Karnazes, Ben Unseth (question: where are we? Will it be more

than inclement weather?

 H2Hand Single Assessment hot line

 One Stop/County Homeless report Kate Mills/Karol Schulkin

 Laura’s Law update Mary Haffner

VIII. Written Reports: This is the time to distribute if not already handed out

IX. Reports from any agency/organization (Updates, new information to share)

X. Information Items:

 City homeless Committee will meet on Thurs. July 2, 2015 city Hall, 4:00 pm

 Dependent Adults and Seniors Homeless or at Risk of Homelessness meets July 13, 2015

 Other

XI. Celebrations, Successes

XII. Other

XIII. Adjourn Next Meeting is August 5, 2015, at the Family to Family building, 303 N. Ventura Ave #E.

Peter Brown will bring copies of materials for the August meeting

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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