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EVERYONE HAS A PLACE


READ: THE COST OF HOMELESSNESS IN VENTURA COUNTY - SPRING 2020

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

Agenda       7/1/20   Zoom meeting       3:15pm.
         I.            Call to order (Judy Alexandre)
       II.            Welcome and any logistical details (Kevin Clerici)
     III.            Approval of or changes to the agenda as emailed (Judy Alexandre)
    IV.            Approval of or changes to the minutes of 6/3/20 as emailed (Judy Alexandre)
      V.            Financial Update (Jan/Dave Schmutte)
    VI.            New Reports and Information:
a)       City of Ventura Outreach update (Christine Cabral)
b)      City of Ventura Safe and Clean, Housing and Homeless committee update on meeting and on housing , funding homeless services (Mitchell Cameron)
c)       Continuum of Care: housing Project Roomkey, housing and other (Jenn Harkey, Tracy McCauly)
d)      Census update with emphasis on low performing areas in Ventura and how the homeless population is being counted (Kenneth Marysanski)
e)      Update,  City of Ventura Housing Authority (Karen Flock, Sonja Flores)
f)        Legislation update on housing, homelessness (Conner Finney, YIMBY)
   VII.            Other reports:
a)       The Arch (Ninna Castellano, Megan Knight)
b)      Vulnerable Populations housing Advocacy Network (Clyde Reynolds)
c)       Homes for All (John jones, Sonja Flores)
d)      Other
 VIII.            Agency updates and information (Judy Alexandre)
     IX.            Other
       X.            Adjourn, next meeting is August 5, 2020; 3:15 pm., Zoom
Other meetings that are occurring will be reported on at the meeting as dates are currently unknown.

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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