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EVERYONE HAS A PLACE


ARE YOU IN IMMEDIATE NEED OF 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?
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ARE YOU A YOUTH IN CRISIS? CALL 805-469-5882 IMMEDIATELY FOR HELP







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Agenda for the Most Recent Regular Meeting

draft minutes to be approved

  • Agenda   1/2/19  Ventura Social Service Task Force (VSSTF)   3:15 pm, Catholic Charities Building 303 N Ventura Ave 93001

    I.            Call to order and Welcome (Judy Alexandre)

    II.            Introductions (name, affiliation, and 1 question  or comment that you have re sheltering until the year round shelter is open; remember 1 sentence, no paragraphs)

    III.          Approval of and changes s to the minutes of 11/7/18 as emailed

    IV.          Approval of or changes to the agenda of 1/2/19 as emailed

    V.            Treasurers repot (Dave Schmutte)

    VI.         Essential reports and discussion:

    a)       Update on the 24/7 year round shelter (Jeff Lambert, City of Ventura, representative from the COC

    b)      Update on the emergency foul weather shelter (Jeff, Jim Duran, River Community church, Judy Alexandre) motel vouchers (UU Church and County HSA.

    c)       Inclusionary Housing update (Claudia Armann, Karen Flock, Kate Mills)

    d)      Follow up with meetings with new city council members (Judy, Jerry Breiner, Claudia, Dana Worsnap, Karen Flock)

    e)      Current Housing bills (Sonja Flores with input from the COC and anyone else)

    VII.        Brief update on follow up re COC application for Bombas and Hanes socks, blanket collection, work with thrift shop for vouchers and clothing receipts

    VIII.       Election of Chair/Co-Chair       Please send me your name if you might be interested in serving as chair or co-chair to me ASAAP

    IX.          Other Reports:

    a)       Faith subcommittee of VSSTF (Marianne Norton)

    b)      City of Ventura  Jeff Lambert (City of Ventura)

    c)       Homeless Prevention Fund (Brian Brennan)

    d)      Point in Time count (Jenn Harkey COC)

    X.          Agency reports; program changes, updates…would love to hear from City Center and from Community Action since we did not meet last month) all agencies with a brief update are welcome to share. Time is our only factor this month

    XI.         Items for 2019: General plan update. Housing, shelter strategies

    Next meeting: Feb. 6, 3:15 Catholic charities building

COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE (subject to change)
 
City of Ventura Housing Committee - TBD 4:00pm @ City Hall
Housing Engagement / Sheltering - temporarily not meeting
Faith Community - meets 4th Wednesday 3:00PM @ Seventh Day Adventist Church
Homeless Prevention - meets 3rd Thursday 4:00pm @ location TBD
Homes for All - meets by invitation only via John Jones

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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