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Agenda for the Most Recent Regular Meeting

draft minutes to be approved

Agenda 12/1/21
3:15 pm via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88503050348
If you want to call in, dial (669) 900-9128, then 88503050348#
      
        I.            Call to order and welcome (Judy Alexandre)
       II.            Approval of or changes to the Agenda for 12/1/21 (Judy Alexandre)
     III.            Approval of or changes to the Minutes from 11/3/21 (Judy Alexandre)
    IV.            Financial update (Jan Schmutte)
      V.            Follow up/feedback regarding Housing Element and very important dates (Sonja Flores, Kyler Carlson)
     a)       Feedback from meetings with Council members
     b)      Follow up re the Housing Element
     c)       Important dates to write letter/speak/act
     d)      Pro-housing update
     e)      Other
    VI.            Information from Workforce Development Board on how to access programs, services provided, Q and A for regarding employment for the unhoused (Rebecca Evans, director of WDB of VC)
   VII.            Goal review: (Judy Alexandre)
     a)       Continue with housing with emphasis on implementation
     b)      Employment for unhoused individuals
     c)       Gap needs (will hopefully discuss at meeting)
     d)      New strategic plan
     e)      Needs to better serve those with mental illness
 VIII.            Election of Chair, Co-chair, Secretary. Please let Judy Alexandre know if you have a potential nominee
     IX.            Reports:
     a)       City of Ventura: winter shelter, HOPE & Solutions Subcommittee, encampments, other (Rebecca Kofman), Council members
     b)      Continuum of Care: grants, funding, Project Roomkey, Project Homekey, annual count, other (Jenn Harkey)
     c)       Winter Shelter: (Jim Duran)
     d)      Specific agency needs, concerns, reports (Tenderlife, City Center, Turning Point, Salvation Army, Step Up Ventura, Homes for All, Vulnerable Populations Network, Homeless Services (HSA), VCBH, Catholic Charities, Rescue Mission, other
     e)      Faith Subcommittee
     f)        Legislative report

       X.            Adjourn. Next meeting is 1/5/21 at 3:15 pm
 

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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