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EVERYONE HAS A PLACE


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



DOWNLOAD 2018 VSSTF Petition forms

Agenda for the Most Recent Regular Meeting

draft minutes to be approved

         I.            Call to order (Judy Alexandre)

       II.            Introductions (name, who you represent)

     III.            Approval of or changes to the Agenda  for 4/4/18 as emailed

    IV.            Approval of or changes to the minutes of 3/7/18 as emailed

      V.            Treasurers report (Dave Schmutte)

    VI.            Reports:

a)       Final winter warming shelter report (Steven Karnazes, Kevin Clerici, Jeff Lambert)

b)      Report out from the Board of Supervisors meeting (Judy, Kate Mills, Jeff)

c)       Turning Point update (Jason Meek or???)

d)      Report from the Continuum of Care (Jenn Harkey, Clyde Reynolds)

e)      Report from the city of Ventura re housing and homelessness (Jeff, Judy, others)

f)        Agency reports: what is happening in your agency directly related to homelessness: HSA, City Center, Turning Point, Project Understanding, Salvation Army, Community Action, Whole Health Care, Family to Family, VCBH, VPD. Please send someone so we can have a brief update.

   VII.            Old Business:

a)       Where are we with the year round transition to housing shelter? Next steps, any strategy for moving forward?

b)      Petitions (Rob March)

c)       Housing developments:

1)      Inclusionary housing  April 23, scheduled for city council (Kate Mills)

2)      New housing developments (Karol Shulkin and Sonja Flores for PSHH, Ventura Housing Authority, City of Ventura update)

3)      Letter to council requesting meeting with low income housing developers?

4)      Supporting actions being taken by different groups (Homes For All, City of Ventura, State of California (Sonja, Jeff, Ron Mulvilhill, Karen Flock)

5)      Follow up from meeting with council members and chamber (Jerry Breiner, Judy, Sonja)

6)      other

d)      4th of July table/parade (Miguel Marquez)

 VIII.            Other reports from VSSTF:

a) Homeless Prevention Fund (Brian Brennan)

b) Faith Sub committee

c) Housing and shelter sub committee

d) Chamber and Downtown Association

e) Other

IX. Other

X Adjourn, next meeting is on 5/2/18, 3:15 pm, 300 N Ventura Ave (Catholic Charities Building)

XI. Upcoming meetings:

§  Shelter and Housing VSSTF Sub Committee  4/17,  3pm Orchard Community Church library (Ron Mulvilhill ron@housinginnovationsandsolutions.com

§  Faith  VSSTF subcommittee 4/25, 3pm Seventh Day Adventist Church conference room Pam Marshall pam@pojcat@verizon.net

§  Homeless Prevention Fund 4/18, 4pm, Unitarian Universalist Church Roland Barrio rbarrio100@msn.com

§  City of Ventura housing and Shelter subcommittee, probably 4/11, 3:30 pm city hall Mayor Andrews is chair.

§  Homes For All, by invitation John Jones johnsandersjones@gmail.com

§  Continuum of Care   4/19 10-12noon Tara Carruth tara.carruth@ventura.org. location to be decided

§  Open mic, city council meeting, 1st Monday of the month (4/2, 5/7)


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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© 2017 Ventura Social Services Task Force. All Rights Reserved.

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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