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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

           I.            Call to order

       II.            Introductions (Name, agency, who represent )

     III.            Changes to and approval of agenda as e-mailed

    IV.            Changes to, corrections and approval of minutes of 6/1/16 as emailed

      V.            NEW Business:

·         Showers of Blessing: Response to tour of facility, presentation and discussion (15 minutes)

·         Presentation and discussion of the Rescue Mission plan to add a Ventura location (15 min) John Saltee and Suzanne West

·         Discussion from Steven Karnazes re how he was impacted by the Winter Shelter and plans for this winter (20 min)

·         Discussion of City of Ventura council meeting on July 11. What are our next steps? (15-20 min)

ü  Letter to council

ü  Speakers

ü  Faith representatives

ü  Other

    VI.            Treasurers Report (David Schmutte)

   VII.            Oral Reports: (2 min each)

·         Homeless Prevention Fund (Brian Brennan)

·         Continuum of Care (Tara Carruth or…)

·         H2H combined report (Manuel Minjares or designated person) St. Vincent de Paul, Salvation Army, Turning Point, Project Understanding

·         Report from HSA, One Stop  Chris Russell and Kate Mills

·         Faith sub-committee  Pam Marshall

·         Ventura Downtown Partners  Kevin Clerici

·         Bridge Housing/Housing People Can Afford subcommittee  Jerry Breiner

·         Family Promise  Judy Alexandre or

·         4th of July feedback  Debora Schreiber and thank you to the VDP and all volunteers

·         City of Ventura   Deputy Mayor Neal Andrews

 VIII.            Agency reports… any one item that you want to share with the Task Force

     IX.            Any response to the current efforts by Paul White, Stronghold Ministries

       X.            If time begin discussion on improving collaboration as part of our mission

     XI.            Next meeting is August 3, 2016 3:15pm. At the Catholic charities Building, Family to Family 300 N. Ventura Ave #E Ventura, Ca 93001

   XII.            Adjourn

Brian Brennan, Supervisor Bennet’s of ice will bring copies of materials for our guests in August.

Linda Rossi, Ventura County Credit Union will provide materials for our guests in July

Agenda items for Aug will include Laura’s Law implementation update (Mary Haffner), coordination and collaboration with our business community (Linda Rossi and…)

Meetings:

1.       Faith Subcommittee, Church of Christ(Bryn Mawr), 3:00 pm, 7/27/16  Pam Marshall, pojcat@verizon.net

2.       Continuum of Care  July 21, 2016, Ventura County Community Foundation, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, 1-12 am contact Clyde Reynolds cbreynolds@roadrunner.com

3.       Bridge and Housing People Can Afford 7/19/16 2pm Orchard Community Church (Telephone and Placid)  judyalexandre@gmail.com  ( may change to July 25 at Unitarian Church on Ralston, 3 pm)

4.       Homes for All, 3rd Thurs of each month. Contact Sue Brinkmeyer  or John Jones for information

5.       CITY of VENTURA Council meeting  Monday July 11  Come and show support for zoning change and fee accommodations

6.       Homeless subcommittee of the city Council  July 14, 2016, City Hall  4:00pm

7.       Family Promise July 7, 7:00 pm Orchard Community Church 


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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