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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


California Dental Group will be providing FREE dental services including fillings, emergency root canals, extractions, toothache treatments, and cleaning of infected gums at NO CHARGE for anyone in need of dental care on Monday, June 19, 2017 from 9am - 3pm only.

PLEASE NOTE: This generous offer is on a first-come, first-served basis only!

THE LOCATION IS the California Dental Group office at 305 E Hueneme Road, Port Hueneme
For more info call 805-488-1112

Agenda for the Most Recent Regular Meeting

draft minutes to be approved

Catholic Charities Building, 300 N. Ventura Ave., 

               I.            Call to order

             II.            Introductions (name, who you represent, 1 sentence about what you are going to help end homelessness)

            III.            Approval of or changes to the agenda for 6/7/17 as emailed

           IV.            Approval of or changes to the minutes of 5/3/17

             V.            Treasurers report (Dave Schmutte)

           VI.            New business:

a)       Budget cuts made or proposed (county, state, national) and probable impacts (Kate Mills) Perhaps Jenn Harkey or Tara Carruth could add information

b)      Next Steps: Strategy planning for year round shelter and housing

         VII.            Reports:

a)       City of Ventura (Peter Brown)

b)      City Stakeholders (Karol Schulkin)

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

d)      Homeless Prevention Fund (Brian Brennen)

e)      Shelter and Housing subcommittee of VSSTF (Ron Mulvilhill, Jerry Breiner)

f)        Faith subcommittee of VSSTF (Pam Marshall)

g)       Agency updates… new news, events, appropriate client update information (numbers, program success). Brief

h)      Chamber (Stephanie Caldwell)

i)        Housing Authority

j)        Other

       VIII.            Information: not participating in the 4th of July Street Fair this year

           IX.            Other

             X.            Adjourn. Next Meeting is July 5, 3:15, 300 N. Ventura Ave

           XI.            Meetings:

·         Faith Subcommittee of VSSTF June 28, 3 pm.; Church of Christ (Bryn Mayr and Telegraph). Pam Marshall  pojcat@verizon.net

·         Family Promise of W. Ventura County, July 6, 7pm. Orchard Community Church (Telephone and Placid) library, Rick Pearson  rpearson@rhetorick.com

·         City of Ventura Homeless and housing subcommittee, tentatively 4pm. June 14, city hall

·         Shelter and Housing subcommittee of VSSTF  June 20, 3pm. Orchard Community Church, library  Ron Mulvilhill  ron@housinginnovationsandsolutions.com . Trip to Mercy House, Anaheim, June 8, 9 pm

·         Homeless Prevention Fund (VSSTF, Inc.) June 21, 4pm., Unitarian Universalist church, Ventura, Ralston Ave. Sue Brinkmeyer sbrink@glendale.edu

·         Continuum of Care Housing and Services subcommittee of the COC, June 15, 10am-12 noon; Ventura County Community Foundation building, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo, Clyde Reynolds  cbreynolds@roadrunner.com

·         Homes for All   John Jones  johnsandersjones@gmail.com

·         Justice for All, Economic Equity  July 8, 9:30-11 am Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (Main and Telephone)


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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