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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   6/3/20   3:15pm Virtual Zoom Meeting

         I.            Call to order (Judy Alexandre)

       II.            Welcome, any logistic details (Kevin Clerici)

     III.            Approval of or changes to the agenda of 6/3/20 (Judy Alexandre)

    IV.            Approval of or changes to the minutes from 5/6/10 (Judy Alexandre)

      V.            Financial update (Jan/Dave Schmutte)

    VI.            Action from last month’s meeting: (Judy Alexandre)

a)       Encouraged to write individual letter to the city regarding a location for RV’s

b)      Encourage to write letter to the board of supervisors and VCBH in support of the need for board and care facilities

c)       Letter re emergency mental health chair and tx. beds mailed

   VII.            Updates from:

a)       Continuum of Care (Housing, Project Roomkey, grants, other (Jenn Harkey/Tara Carruth

b)      City of Ventura (Mitchell Cameron, Christina Cabral))

c)       The Arch shelter (Ninna Castellano, Meghen Knight)

d)      Downtown and Ambassadors  and emergency fund(Kevin Cleric)

e)      Homeless Prevention Fund Report (Brian Brennan or Sue Brinkmeyer)

 VIII.            West Ventura Concerns (Jackie Pearce)

     IX.            Information from Independent Living Resource Agency (Brian Hollander, Alexa Martin)

       X.            Housing strategies, next steps: (Judy Alexandre)

a)       Motel conversion

b)      Action by homes For all. Question join with their letter(Sonja Flores)

c)       Vulnerable Populations housing Advocacy (Clyde Reynolds)

d)      Follow up on housing element, inclusionary housing (TBD)

e)      Any action needed

f)        Other

     XI.            Agency updates and information

   XII.            Other

 XIII.            Adjourn; next meeting is 7/1/20; probably via zoom

Meetings:  City of Ventura Safe and Clean Homeless and Housing committee   June 8, 4pm. City hall?

Faith subcommittee currently on hold

Homes For All Contact John Jones (johnsandersjones@gmail.com)

Continuum of Care Alliance contact Jenn Harkey (Jennifer.harkey@ventura.org)

 Vulnerable Population Housing Advocacy Network (Clyde Reynolds, cbreynolds@roadrunner.com.

Homeless Prevention Fund meet via zoom on 6/17/20 (sue Brinkmeyer (suebrinkmeyer@eartlink.net) 


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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