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Agenda for the Most Recent Regular Meeting

draft minutes to be approved

Oct. 2, 2019 (Wed)   3:15 pm

303 N. Ventura Ave, 93001

         I.            Call to order and welcome (Judy Alexandre)

       II.            Introductions (Judy Alexandre)

     III.            Approval of or changes to the 9/4/19 minutes as emailed (Judy Alexandre)

    IV.            Approval of or changes to the Agenda for 10/2/19 as emailed (Judy Alexandre)

      V.            Treasurers Report (Jan or Dave Schmutte)

    VI.            Update on program and services of the Salvation Army (Sandra Meyer, Social Services Director)

   VII.            Housing advocacy planning (Judy Alexandre)

a)       What is currently happening at Homes For All (Sonja Flores)

b)      Site identification update (Sonja Flores)

c)       Vulnerable Populations Housing Advocacy Network update (Clyde Reynolds)

d)      Other housing updates

e)      VSSTF Action advocacy plan

1.       Brainstorm:  possible actions: legislative, ordinances, zoning (specific site?), overlay zones, types of housing, other

2.       Area of focus?

3.       How?

 VIII.            Reports:

a)       Homeless Prevention Fund (Brian Brennan)

b)      Report from City of Ventura, Safe and Clean, Housing and Homelessness  (Meredith Hart)

c)       Mercy House/shelter

d)      Continuum of Care (Jennifer Harkey)

e)      Faith subcommittee of VSSTF  , workshop review (Marianne Norton)

f)        Agency updates

g)       Thanksgiving at Community Presbyterian Church

     IX.            Other  (Judy Alexandre)

       X.            Adjournment (Judy Alexandre) Next meeting is Nov. 6, 2019, 3:15pm, 303 N. Ventura Ave

Upcoming Meetings:

Homeless Prevention Fund (VSSTF, Inc.) Unitarian Universalist Church, Ralston Ave, 4pm, Sue Brinkmeyer (suebrinkmeyer@earthlink.net

City of Ventura Safe and Clean, Housing and Homeless Committee, 4pm, City Hall, Nov.5, 2019 Meredith Hart (mhart@cityofventura.ca.gov)

Faith Subcommittee of VSSTF, Church of the Foothills, 3 pm Oct.23, 2019 Marianne Norton (ma4mail@gmail.com)

Homes For All contact John Jones (johnsandersjones@gmail.com or Sonja Flores (sflores@hacityofventura.org

Continuum of Care TBA Jennifer Harkey (Jennifer.harkey@ventura.org)

Vulnerable Populations Housing Advocacy Network  contact Clyde Reynolds, (cbreynolds@roadrunner.com) 


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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