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EVERYONE HAS A PLACE


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



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ARE YOU IN IMMEDIATE NEED FOR HOUSING?

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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 HOMELESS MEMORIAL SCHEDULED FOR THIS SUNDAY DECEMBER 17 HAS BEEN POSTPONED TILL EARLY 2018


 
 
 
 

Agenda for the Most Recent Regular Meeting

draft minutes to be approved

Agenda    12/6/17  Ventura Social Services Task Force

3:15 pm. Catholic Charities Building   300 N. Ventura Ave, 93001

         I.            Call to order

       II.            Introductions (Name, agency or group, 1 sentence about how to encourage the city/county to acquire a site for the year round shelter or 1 sentence in how to encourage the city to support the building of very and extremely affordable housing)

     III.            Approval of or changes to the agenda for 12/7/17 as emailed

    IV.            Approval of or changes to the minutes from 11/1/17 as emailed

      V.            Treasurer’s report (Dave Schmutte)

    VI.             Old business:

a)       Winter warming shelter update (Steve Karnazes)

b)      Housing steps:

1)      Update on resolution with focus on Ventura (Clyde Reynolds)

2)      Action: vote on amount to ask from measure O…previously discussed 5% for shelter and 5% for housing

3)      Next action steps (Recommendations from Shelter and Housing sub committee

c)       Shelter

1)      Any update from city (Jeff Lambert, city of Ventura)

2)      Call from faith subcommittee (Pam Marshall)

   VII.            New Business:

a)       Report on homeless count (Tara Carruth, Jenn Harkey COC)

b)      Report and update from the Homeless Prevention Fund (VSSTF, Inc) Sue Brinkmeyer, Brian Brennan (yearend report and next steps)

 VIII.            Reports:

a)       City of Ventura (Jeff Lambert)

b)      Continuum of Care (summary report of shelter use and AHAR data)

c)       Housing Authority (Sonja Flores0

d)      Chamber /Downtown Business Assoc. (Stephanie Caldwell/ Kevin Clerici)

e)      Any agency updates, information, events (if you want to promote an event please send me the flyer an I will distribute to all)

     IX.            Other

       X.            Adjourn: next meeting is Jan. 3, 2018, 3:15pm. 300 N Ventura Ave. Need someone to bring copies of the agenda and minutes for guests

     XI.            Meetings:

v  Faith subcommittee Jan24,2018 Seventh Day Adventist church conference Room , Telephone 3 pm Pam Marshall (pojcat@verizon.net)

v  Shelter and housing subcommittee Jan. 16,2018 Orchard Community Church Library, Telephone and Placid; 3:00 pm. Ron Mulvillhill (ron@housinginnovationsandsolutions.com)

v  City of Ventura Housing and Shelter Committee, City Hall Jan. 10, 2018 4:00pm (tentative)

v  Homeless Prevention Fund Jan. 17, 4pm Unitarian Universalist Church, Ralston, 4 pm Roland Barrio (rbarrio100@msn.com)

v  Continuum of Care Jan. 18, 2018 10-12 am. Location to be decided Tara Carruth (tara.carruth@ventura.org)

v  Housing and services committee of the continuum of care tentative Jan 18,2018 Ron Mulvillhill or Clyde Reynolds (cbreynolds@roadrunner.com)

v  Homes for All invitation only John Jones (johnsandersjones@gmail.com)

OPEN MIC city council first Monday meeting of each month

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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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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