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Agenda for the Most Recent Regular Meeting

draft minutes to be approved

Ventura Social Services Task Force
Agenda   6/5/19:
3:15pm., 303 N. Ventura Ave (Catholic Charities bldg.)
         I.            Call to order and Welcome (Kevin Clerici)
       II.            Introductions (Kevin Clerici)
     III.            Approval of or changes to the minutes of 5/1/19 (Kevin Clerici)
    IV.            Approval of or changes to the agenda of 6/5/19 (Kevin Clerici)
      V.            Treasurers report (Dave or Jan Schmutte)
Presentation:
    VI.            Housing Initiative from the United Way of Ventura (Susan England)
   VII.            Housing Strategies and immediate needs (Judy Alexandre)
 VIII.            Shelter/Navigation Center update
a)       Report on actions taken by City Council on 6/3/19 (Meredith Hart)
b)      Report on what is happening in Oxnard (Meredith Hart, Judy Alexandre)
     IX.            Approval of submission of Op-Ed (Kevin and Judy)
       X.            Reports:
a)       Faith Subcommittee  (Marianne Norton); information regarding the 9/12/19 workshop
b)      Continuum of Care (Jenn Harkey)
c)       Homeless Prevention Fund (Brian Brennan or Judy Alexandre) question for a grant…does anyone have a relationship with Montecito Bank and Trust?
d)      Vulnerable Populations Housing Network (Clyde Reynolds or Judy Alexandre
e)      Homes for All (Sonja Flores or…)
f)        Agency updates (Turning Point foundation, Buddy Nation, City Center, Tenderlife, Step Up Ventura, Whole Person Care, Salvation Army, Project Understanding, other)
     XI.            Other (Kevin Clerici)
   XII.            Adjournment. Next meeting is August 7, 2019. Cancelling July 3  meeting.
Meetings:
Faith subcommittee June 19, 2019, 3 pm., Church of the Foothills, teen room   Marianne Norton, ma4mail@gmail.com
Homeless Prevention Fund (VSSTF, Inc), 4pm, Unitarian Universalist Church Sue Brinkmeyer, suebrinkmeyer@earthlink.net
Homes for All, contact John Jones, johnsandersjones@gmail.com
Continuum of Care Alliance July 18,2019; 10-12 am location TBA, Tara Carruth (tara.carruth@ventura .org) or Jenn Harkey (Jennifer.harkey@ventura.org)
City of Ventura Safe and Clean, homeless and housing subcommittee….Meets the first Tues of every month at City Hall unless cancelled. Next meeting is June 11, 4pm at city Hall

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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