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Agenda for the Most Recent Regular Meeting

draft minutes to be approved

Sept. 5, 2018
3:15pm.   300 N. Ventura Ave (Catholic Charities bldg.)
         I.            Call to order
       II.            Introductions (please share name, affiliation, 1 thing, 1 sentence, that you believe need to be a part of a strategy to end homelessness)
     III.            Approval of or changes to the agenda for 9/5/18
    IV.            Approval of our changes to the minutes of 8/1/18
      V.            Treasurer’s report (Dave Schmutte)
    VI.            Old business:
a)       Follow up to AB  1071 (Mary Haffner, David Deutsch)
b)      Update on Homeless Education Workshop on 9/6/18; Poinsettia Pavilion 5:30-8:30 pm (number coming, any specific need, want a table, other…Pam Marshall)
c)       Update on Year round Shelter; operator selection process, opening date, building needs-plans, other (Jeff Lambert, Tara Carruth)
d)      Update on Faith sub-committee candidate forum Oct 4, Temple Beth Torah 7-9pm Rabbi Lisa Hochberg-Miller is the emcee (Judy Alexandre)
   VII.            New Business
a)       Plan for foul weather shelter (Jeff Lambert)
b)      COC report on funding/questions (information was emailed separately) Jenn Harkey, Tara Carruth
c)       Discussion of propositions and bill that impact funds for housing and shelter [prop 1, 2, 5, 10, AB 829, AB 2162(information was sent separately)
 VIII.            Action Items
a)       Finalization of inclusionary items for strategy to end homelessness
b)      Recommendations re propositions and bills
     IX.            Reports:
a)       City of Ventura ( Jeff Lambert/Beth Sutherland)
b)      Continuum of Care (Henn Harkey, Tara Carruth)
c)       Homeless Prevention Fund (Brian Brennan, Sue Brinkmeyer)
d)      Safe Sleep   changes???
e)      Updates from agencies: Turning point (Riverhaven). Project Understanding, Salvation Army, HSA,  City Center, Step Up Ventura, other
       X.            Sept 24th city council meeting, crisis declaration, shelter plan, general refinement plan discussion
     XI.            Other
    XII.            Adjournment. Next meeting is on Oct.3, 2018   3:15 pm.   300 N. Ventura Ave
Important Dates:
Candidate Forum   Oct. 4, 5-7 pm
Homeless Education Workshop   Sept. 6, 5:30-8:30 pm
City Council on Sept 24
Meetings:
Housing and Shelter subcommittee, tentative scheduled for 9/18; 3 pm Orchard Community Church Library (needs a new chair) Telephone and Placid
Faith subcommittee 9/26;  3 pm Seventh Day Adventist Church conf. room, Telephone Rd.  Pam Marshall
City of Ventura subcommittee on housing and homelessness, 9/19   3pm. City Hall
Candidate forum planning committee (only) 9/11 5:30-7:30 pm; Temple Beth Torah
Continuum of Care  board meeting  9/12  Contact Tara Carruth (tara.carruth@ventura.org) for location and exact time

COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE (subject to change)
 
Education and Advocacy - meets 3rd Tuesday of the month 3:30pm @ 914 Utica Avenue
Housing Engagement / Sheltering - meets 3rd Tuesday 1:00 @ Orchard Church Library
Faith Community - meets 4th Wednesday 3:00PM @ Ventura Church of Christ, 5401 Bryn Mawr
Homeless Prevention - meets 3rd Wednesday 1:00pm @ Salvation Army, 155 S Oak Street
Housing - meets 3rd Monday 3:30-5:00 @ Salvation Army Board Room, 155 S Oak Street

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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