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EVERYONE HAS A PLACE


ARE YOU IN IMMEDIATE NEED OF HOUSING?

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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

Ventura Social Service Task Force Agenda    5/1/19
3:15 pm., 303 N. Ventura Ave (Catholic Charities bldg.)
         I.            Call to order and welcome (Judy Alexandre)
       II.            Introductions (Judy Alexandre)
     III.            Approval of or changes to minutes of 4/3/19 as emailed (Judy Alexandre)
    IV.            Approval of or changes to the agenda of 5/1/19 as emailed (Judy Alexandre)
      V.            Treasurers report (Dave Schmutte)
    VI.            Ventura Sheds and Homelessness (Kat Selm, Stewardship Coordinator, Nature Conservancy)
   VII.            Housing Strategies (Kevin Clerici)
a)       Coordination with Homes for All  (Sonja Flores)
b)      Inclusionary housing update (Kate Mills or Judy Alexandre)
c)       Vulnerable Populations Housing Advocacy (Clyde Reynolds, Judy Alexandre)
d)      Salvation Army Housing Plan (Sandra Meyer)
e)      Desire to build housing above new shelter (Kevin Clerici)
f)        June 2, City Council Meeting…MOU with Mercy House (Judy and Kevin)
g)       Other (Judy Alexandre)
h)      Any desired action steps (Judy Alexandre)
 VIII.            Reports and updates:
a)       VSSTF Faith Sub Committee (Marianne Norton)
b)      City of Ventura (Meredith Hart)
c)       Continuum of Care (Jennifer Harkey)
d)      Homeless Prevention Fund (VSSTF Inc.) (Brain Brennan)
e)      Agency updates…open floor to discuss programs, plans, fundraising events (City Center, Salvation Army, Turning Point Foundation, Whole Person Care, One Stop, Step Up Ventura, Buddy Nation, Family to Family, Project Understanding, other)
     IX.            Other (Judy Alexandre)
       X.            Adjournment, Next Meeting is on 6/5/19; 3:15pm. Catholic Charities Bldg. 303 N. Ventura Ave
 
Meetings:
§  VSSTF Faith subcommittee Church of the Foothills, Ventura 5/22/19 3pm. Marianne Norton; ma4mail@gmail.com
§  Homeless Prevention Fund (VSSTF, Inc.) 5/15/19 4pm Unitarian Universalist Church on Ralston Ave, Ventura Sue Brinkmeyer suebrinkmeyer@earthlink.net
§  Homes For All  John Jones johnsandersjones@gmail.com) or Sonja Flores for  information
§  Continuum of Care Alliance   7/18/19 10-12 am. Location (tba); Tara Carruth (tara.carruth@ventura.org) or Jennifer Harkey )Jennifer.Harkey@ventura.org)
§  City of Ventura, Safe and Clean, homeless and housing Subcommittee   I think it is the second Tues of May at 4:00 pm. I will forward the information when I know for sure.

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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