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EVERYONE HAS A PLACE


READ: THE COST OF HOMELESSNESS IN VENTURA COUNTY - SPRING 2020

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?
call 877-424-3838 NOW

ARE YOU A YOUTH IN CRISIS?

CALL 805-469-5882 IMMEDIATELY FOR HELP







Agenda for the Most Recent Regular Meeting

draft minutes to be approved

Agenda 3/4/2020   Ventura Social Services Task Force      3:15pm.; 303 N. Ventura Ave, 93001 (Catholic charities Bldg.)
         I.            Call to order (Judy Alexandre)
       II.            Approval of or changes to the agenda of 3/4/2020 (Judy Alexandre)
     III.            Approval of or changes to the minutes of 2/5/2020 (Judy Alexandre)
    IV.            Financial Report (Jan or Dave Schmutte)
      V.            Update on the ARCH, 2020-2021 Inclement Weather shelter, other homeless activities (Meredith Hart)
    VI.            Update from the City of Ventura (Meredith Hart)
   VII.            Follow up re letter sent to board of Supervisors and others  (Kevin Clerici)
 VIII.            Agency report and information Ambassador program (Kevin Clerici)
     IX.             Discuss Housing advocacy re affordable housing project similar to Camarillo‚Äôs program (Judy Alexandre)
       X.             Discuss Housing advocacy re limits on housing fees (Judy Alexandre)
     XI.            Updated census Information: posters, handout, kick-off (Judy Alexandre)
a)       County census hiring  ravinderr@tscti.com Ravinder Rawat, Account Manager at 22nd Century Technologies   908-765-0002 x259
b)      Caravan Event Sat 3/21/20. Agencies are invited to participate Contact Sonia Kroth  sonia.kroth@ventura.org
c)       Material available for download and printing: https://2020census.gov/en/partners/outreach-materials.html; https://venturacountycounts.org/; https://census.ventura.org/
   XII.            Agency Reports and Updates (Judy Alexandre)
a)       Continuum of Care (Jennifer Harkey)
b)      Vulnerable Populations Housing Advocacy Network (Clyde Reynolds)
c)       Social service agencies: Salvation Army, Housing Authority, Turning Point, Step Up Ventura, City Center, Tenderlife, One Stop, Youth Shelter, other
 XIII.            Reports:
a)       Homes for all (Sonja Flores)
b)      The Arch (Sabrina P. )
c)       Faith subcommittee update
d)      Other
 XIV.            Other (Judy Alexandre)
  XV.            Adjourn Next Meeting is April 1, 2020; 3:15 pm; 303 N Ventura Ave.
Meetings:
COC Alliance March 19, 10-12noon TBS Check with Tara Carruth tara.carruth@ventura.org or with Jennifer Harkey Jennifer.harkey@ventura.org
Ventura Safe and clean Housing and homeless Committee of the Ventura city council    March 9, 2020 4pm.
Homes for All Contact Sonja Flores (sflores@hacityofventura.org)
Faith Sub Committee March 25, 3pm, probably at the UU church

COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE (subject to change)
City of Ventura Housing Committee - TBD 4:00pm @ City Hall
Faith Community - meets 4th Wednesday 3:00PM @ Church of the Foothills
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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