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EVERYONE HAS A PLACE


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

2017 Ventura County Homeless Count Survey and Final Report

click for Local Resources to Ending Homelessness

LINK TO FOOD SHARE SUMMER 2017 FEEDING SCHEDULE

ARE YOU IN IMMEDIATE NEED FOR 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

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


Agenda for the Most Recent Regular Meeting

draft minutes to be approved

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

         I.            Call to order

       II.            Introductions (name, who you represent, 1 sentence about your agency, group or housing concern)

     III.            Approval of or changes to the agenda for 7/5/17 as emailed

    IV.            Approval of or changes to the minutes of 6/7/17 as emailed

      V.            Treasurers Report (Dave Schmutte)

·         Payment for our web host

    VI.            New Business:

a)       Appropriate reports from City of Ventura, Continuum of Care, Stakeholders group as they can provide necessary, current information that will help us in our planning

b)      Strategy planning for developing very affordable and extremely affordable housing

1)      Will look at materials that will be sent under separate cover

2)      Identification of needs

3)      Identification of what is being done, by whom

4)      Identification of any current plans

5)      Identification of needs

6)      Identification of resources

c)       Next steps

   VII.            Reports

a)       City of Ventura (Peter Brown, Neal Andrews)

b)      Trip to Mercy House  (Karol Schulkin, Stephanie Caldwell, Ron Mulvilhill)

c)       Continuum of Care    (Jennifer Harkey, Tara Carruth, Clyde Reynolds)

d)      Homeless Prevention Fund  (Brian Brennan, Debra Schrieber)

e)      Housing Authority

f)        Faith sub Committee

g)       Housing and shelter sub committee

h)      Chamber of commerce

i)        Ventura Downtown Partners

j)        Agencies…news, updates, specific information…pass out fundraising or event information

k)       Other

 VIII.            Announcement and future speaker, steps in housing plan

     IX.            Other

       X.            Adjourn; Next meeting is August 2, 2017, 3:15 pm; 300 N. Ventura Ave.

     XI.            Meetings:

v  Faith Sub Committee of VSSTF  July 26, 3 pm; Church of Christ (Bryn Mawr and Telegraph) Pam Marshall   pojcat@verizon.net

v  City of Ventura Homeless  and Housing Subcommittee  City Hall, July 12, 4 pm

v  Shelter and Housing subcommittee of VSSTF July 18, 3 pm; Orchard Community Church Library (Telephone and Placid) Ron Mulvilhill  ron@housinginnovationsandsolutions.com

v  Homeless Prevention Fund, July 19, 4 pm; Unitarian Universalist Church, (Ralston)  Sue Brinkmeyer sbrink@glendale.edu

v  Continuum of Care Housing and Services committee , July 20, 10-12 am; Ventura county Community Foundation 4001 mission Oaks Blvd  Clyde Reynolds  cbreynolds@roadrunner.com

v  Homes for All, July 20, 3pm Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, John Jones johnsandersjones@gmail.com. Check with John about the meeting


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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