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EVERYONE HAS A PLACE


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


To donate online to the Ventura Homeless Prevention Fund click here


Local Resources for Ending Homelessness
to suggest corrections or updates, please email us here

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


Agenda for the Regular Meeting

draft minutes to be approved

 Agenda    9/7/16 

Ventura Social Service Task Force

         I.            Call to order

       II.            Introductions

     III.            Approval of  or changes to agenda for 9/17/16

    IV.            Approval to or changes to minutes of 8/3/16

      V.            Treasurers report  Dave Schmutte

    VI.            Presentation by Councilman Carl Morehouse

   VII.            Discussion of best practice for family homelessness

 VIII.            New Business:

·         Laura’s Law implementation    Mary Haffner

·         Proposed plan from the Bridge housing and Shelter sub committee

ü  Need committee members

·         Report from the City Council Community Committee in prep. For 3/16 council meeting

·         Report from Salvation Army re program changes   Sandra Troxell

·         Letter to council re Winter Shelter (Oxnard plans, Ron Muvillhill, Ventura?)

·         Medicaid and Supportive housing seminar???

·         City Council election Forum; moderator, date location, questions  Judy alexandre

     IX.            Oral Reports

·         Continuum of Care Report    Tara Carruth/Clyde Reynolds

·         City of Ventura   Peter Brown/Neal Andrews

ü  Date of next meeting of the homeless sub committee

·         Report from Agencies on Pathways to Home (Turning Point Foundation, Salvation Army, Saint Vincent de Paul, Project Understanding, County Homeless Services)

·         Ventura Downtown Partners  Kevin Clerici

·         Homeless Prevention Fund   Brian Brennan

·         Faith Subcommittee  Pam Marshall

·         Family Promise

·         Update  Showers of Blessing  Harold Cartlidge

·         One Stop   Kate Mills

·         Other

       X.            Agency Reports…any item that you want to share

     XI.            Other

   XII.            Next Meeting is Oct. 5, 2016   3:15 pm Catholic Charities Building, Family to Family 300 N Ventura Ave.93001

Note: Election in Dec for new officers.

Note: Who will bring copies of agenda and minutes for guests for month of Oct., Nov. Dec.? 

 XIII.            Adjourn

Meetings:

1.       Faith Sub Committee, Church of Christ. Bryn Mawr and Telegraph) 3:00 pm, Pam Marshall, pojcat@verizon.net  Sept. 28, 2016

2.       Continuum of Care Housing and Services Committee  Ventura County Community Foundation  4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, 10-12 am  Clyde Reynolds cbreynolds@roadrunner.com (note the Income sustainability subcommittee will meet at VCCOOL.)

3.       Bridge Housing and Shelter  Orchard Community Church (Placid and Telephone)  Library 3:00 pm Sept.20, judyalexandre@gmail.com (interim)

4.       Homes for All Sept.15  Contact Sue Brinkmeyer sbrink@glendale.edu or John Jones johnsandersjones@gmail.com for information

5.       City of Ventura, Homeless Sub Committee, City Hall, 4 pm, tentatively Sept.8, 2016

6.       Family Promise Sept 1, 7;00pm, Orchard Community Church Library  Rick Pearson rpearson@rhetrorick.com

7.       Homeless Prevention Fund, as needed, contact Brian Brennan for information Brian.Brennan@ventura.org

8.       Other


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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