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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

ARE YOU IN IMMEDIATE NEED FOR HOUSING?

PLEASE CLICK HERE or

dial 805.447.2202 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


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


Agenda for the Most Recent Regular Meeting

draft minutes to be approved

Agenda     Ventura Social service Task Force  5/3/17     3:15pm  Catholic Charities building

         I.            Call to order

       II.            Introductions (name, who you represent, 1 sentence thought on what needs to be the next step for VSSTF re the shelter and housing)

     III.            Approval of or changes to the agenda for 5/3/17 as emailed

    IV.            Approval of or changes to the minutes of 4/5/17 as emailed

      V.            Treasurers report    (Dave Schmutte)

    VI.            New Business:

a)       Recuperative care (arranged by Tara Carruth and Sandra Troxell)

b)      Homeless count  Tara Carruth

   VII.            Reports: ( by agencies and individuals as needed)

a)       City of Ventura  (Peter Brown)

b)      City Stakeholders group   (Karol Shulkin, Stephanie Caldwell)

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

d)      Homeless Prevention Fund (Sue Brinkmeyer, Brian Brennan)

e)      Faith Sub Committee of VSSTF (Pam Marshall)

f)        Housing report…number housed this month, last 6 months by Salvation Army, Turning point Foundation, Project Understanding, St. Vincent de Paul, other)

g)       Shelter and housing subcommittee of VSSTF (Ron Mulvillhill, Jerry Breiner)

h)      NAMI Walk (David Deutsch, John Jones)

i)        Fourth of July  parade (Deborah Schreiber)

j)        Agencies: Turning Point, Project Understanding, Ventura Bike, Salvation Army, city Center, Downtown Partners, Family Promise, Step up Ventura, One Stop, Family to Family, other (time to hand out any flyers, make an announcement, share an important update or event)

 VIII.            Discussion (as time allows)

a)       Next steps report and input re shelter and housing

     IX.            Other

       X.            Adjourn. Next Meeting is June 7, 2017, 300 N. Ventura Ave 93001, 3:15 pm  (Note: The city of Ventura will bring the extra minutes and agenda for guests)

    XI.            Meetings:

§  Faith subcommittee of VSSTF: May 24, 2017  3 pm; Church of Christ (Bryn Mayr and Telegraph), Pam Marshall   pojcat@verizon.net

§  Family Promise of West Ventura County May 4, 7pm, Orchard Community Church (Telephone and Placid), library; rick Pearson  rpearson@rhetorick.com

§  City of Ventura Homeless and Housing subcommittee, City Hall, May 19, 4pm

§  Shelter and housing subcommittee of VSSTF May 16, 3 pm Orchard Community church library, Ron Mulvillhill  ron@housinginnovationsandsolutions.com

§  Homeless Prevention Fund (VSSTF, Inc)  June 21, 4pm, Unitarian Universalist Church, Ventura  Sue Brinkmeyer  sbrink@glendale.edu or Brian Brennan  brian.brennan@ventura.org

§  Continuum of Care housing and Services subcommittee May 18, 10-12 am, Ventura County Community Foundation Building; 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo  Clyde Reynolds cbreynolds@roadrunner.com or Ron Mulvillhill.

§  NAMI Run john jones  johnsandersjones@gmail.com

4th of July table  Debora Schreiber  kaloramaco@hotmail.com

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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