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Agenda for the Most Recent Regular Meeting

draft minutes to be approved

  Agenda   6/6/18   3:15pm  -  Ventura Social Service Task Force  -300 N. Ventura Ave. (Catholic Charities-Family to Family room)

         I.            Call to order

       II.            Introductions(name, agency, please share in 1 sentence something positive that is happening and or 1 concern re homelessness and or your agency)

     III.            Approval of or changes to the agenda for 6/6/18

    IV.            Approval of and or corrections to the minutes of 5/2/18

      V.            Treasurers report (Dave Schmutte)

    VI.            Decision re July meeting, normal schedule is 7/4…go dark? Set new date?

   VII.            Presentation by Whole Person Care  (LeeAnn Wilkie)

 VIII.            Update from:

a)       Measure O committee

b)      City Homeless and Housing sub committee

c)       Stakeholders group (Karol Schulkin, Stephanie Caldwell)

d)      Inclusionary Housing (Kate Mills)

e)      Report of City of Ventura (Jeff Lambert)

     IX.            Agency reports and updates (City Center, Salvation Army, Turning Point-Riverhaven, Step Up Ventura, Continuum of Care, other)

       X.            Report from Faith Subcommittee of VSSTF (Pam Marshall)

a)       Workshop date

b)      Location

c)       Time

d)      Who is invited

e)      Goal (update on the homeless picture today, what has happened since the 5.16 workshop, what is currently happening, action support desired) Focus on specifics (housing, mental illness, shelter, addiction, employment)

f)        Tables

g)       Presenter(s)

h)      Emcee  Jim Duran

     XI.            Report from housing and shelter subcommittee if needed (Ron Mulvilhill)

   XII.            Update on gravely disabled bill (Mary Haffner, Gane Brooking)

 XIII.            Other

 XIV.            Adjourn next meeting is July?? Or August 1, 2018, 3:15 pm; 300 N. Ventura Ave)

Meetings:

§  Faith Sub Committee, 4th Wed 6/27/18;  3pm, Seventh Day Adventist Church Conference room (Pam Marshall  pojcat@verizon.net) (Telephone across from Gov. Center)

§  Shelter and Housing subcommittee 3rd Tues 6/19  3pm  Library, Orchard Community Church (8180 Telephone Rd (Placid and Telephone) Ron Mulvilhill, ron@housinginnovationsandsolutions.com

§  City of Ventura Housing and shelter homeless committee 2nd Tues, June 13, 4pm City Hall, Neal Andrew, Mayor is chair.

§  Homeless Prevention Fund (VSSTF INC), June 20, 4pm, location to be decided Roland Barrio (rbarrio100@msn.com)

§  Continuum of Care usually the 3rd Thurs of each month, 10-12 am location rotates, Tara Carruth (tara.carruth@ventura.org) or Jenn Harkey (jenn.harkey@ventura.org). Check website for specific information

§  Open mic City council meeting, 1st meeting of each month…Please go, speak and share: need for year-round transition to housing shelter, sufficient allocation of funds to acquire site (600,000 from Measure O); building of extremely affordable and very affordable housing including permanent supportive housing, alternative housing models

Two important dates this month:

June 13 at the city’s subcommittee a motion to be made that will be brought to council that supports the shelter acquisition funds and site location this year, funding from Measure O and commitment for needed housing. It would be helpful to have a few of us attend.

June 18 is the currently scheduled city council meeting to review the budget proposal for this coming year. We want you to attend!


COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE (subject to change)
 
Education and Advocacy - meets 3rd Tuesday of the month 3:30pm @ 914 Utica Avenue
Housing Engagement / Sheltering - meets 3rd Tuesday 1:00 @ Orchard Church Library
Faith Community - meets 4th Wednesday 3:00PM @ Ventura Church of Christ, 5401 Bryn Mawr
Homeless Prevention - meets 3rd Wednesday  1:00pm @ Salvation Army, 155 S Oak Street
Housing - meets 3rd Monday 3:30-5:00 @ Salvation Army Board Room, 155 S Oak Street

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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