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EVERYONE HAS A PLACE


ARE YOU IN IMMEDIATE NEED FOR HOUSING?

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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


Did you know? In California, someone who is homeless may register to vote at a location they state is the place where they spend most of their time. The person must provide a description of the location that is clear enough for the elections official to establish that person’s right to vote in a particular precinct. This ensures accurate elections materials can be provided to this voter. In these instances, a mailing address needs to be provided (i.e. shelter or day center) in order for the voter to receive election materials. https://recorder.countyofventura.org/elections/. Voter registration is also available by texting Ventura County to 2VOTE (28683).




Agenda for the Most Recent Regular Meeting

draft minutes to be approved

  

3:15 pm.  Catholic Charities Bldg., 303 N Ventura Ave

  •    I.     Call to order (Judy Alexandre)

  •    II.      Introductions (name, affiliation and 1 sentence about changes you see or service gaps in care for or 1 thing that you want be state gratitude about in care for our homeless neighbors.)

  •    III.        Approval of or changes to the minutes from 10/3/18

  •    IV.          Approval of or changes to the agenda for 11/7/18

  •    V.         Treasurers report (Dave Schmutte)

  •    VI.           Thank you to those organizing the events honoring Neal Andrews

  •    VII.           Reports and time for questions:

  • a)       Continuum of Care shelter, funding, grants and other updates (Jenn Harkey/Tara Carruth)

  • b)      Ventura Shelter update: year round, pilot, foul weather (Jeff Lambert)

  • c)       Housing plans: inclusionary update, new low income developments, housing element (Jeff Lambert, Kate Mills, Clyde Reynolds, Homes For All)

  • d)      Homeless Prevention fund update, numbers served, needs, plans moving forward

  • e)      Agency Updates: We want to hear about your current programs, changes, new developments (Salvation Army, City Center, Turning Point, Tenderlife, HSA, Whole Person Care,  Library Outreach, Lift Up Your Voice, other) We want to know what you are doing, who is doing it, any current handouts, program changes and needs. Please come and share.

  •     VIII.            Information Items:

  • a)       Blanket collection

  • b)      Buddy Nation Cookbook

  • c)       Clothing collection and suggestion for a thrift shop/voucher

  • d)      Other

  •      IX.            Report from the Faith Sub Committee (Pam Marshall) ...new chair, new newsletter writer, other

  •      X.            New chair/co-chair for VSSTF in 2019

  •      XI.            Next Month agenda will include clarification on the many housing bills that have passes and what they mean for the development of housing.

  •      XII.            Other

  •      XIII.            Adjourn Next Month meeting will be on 12/5/18; 3:15 pm. 303 N Ventura Ave

Meetings:

Faith Sub Committee 11/28/18   Seventh Day Adventist Church, Telephone Rd.,  Conference room,   Pam Marshall  pojcat@verizon.net

City of Ventura Council Housing and Shelter Committee tentative would be 11/14 3:00 pm. Needs to be confirmed. City Hall

Other meetings…Housing for Vulnerable populations, Homes for all are by invitation; Continuum of Care will meet in Jan. Housing subcommittee of VSSTf needs a chair before it meets again.


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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