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EVERYONE HAS A PLACE


Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) call 805.981.4233 or 866.998.2243 for crisis intervention

2017 Ventura County Homeless Count Survey and Final Report

click for Local Resources to Ending Homelessness

LINK TO FOOD SHARE SUMMER 2017 FEEDING SCHEDULE

ARE YOU IN IMMEDIATE NEED FOR HOUSING?

PLEASE CLICK HERE or

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

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


Agenda for the Most Recent Regular Meeting

draft minutes to be approved

 3:15 pm. Catholic charities Building, 300 N. Ventura Ave 93001

         I.            Call to order

       II.            Introductions (Name, agency, response to Measure O and next step…1 sentence)

     III.            Approval of or changes to the agenda for 10/4/17 as emailed

    IV.            Approval of or changes to the minutes from the VSSTF meeting of 9/6/17 as emailed

      V.            Treasure report (Dave Schmutte)

    VI.            Old business:

a)       Report from the Measure O oversight committee meeting (Judy Alexandre and others that were present

b)      Thank you to Keven Clerici, Clyde Reynolds, Jennifer Harkey and the housing and shelter subcommittee of VSSSTF

c)       Next step

   VII.            Winter Warming Shelter update (Karol Shulkin, Peter Brown, OC representative?)

 VIII.            New Business

a)       Next step for from the housing and shelter subcommittee (Ron Mulvillhill)

b)      Resolution modification for Ventura

c)       Outline of how to move forward for very affordable and affordable housing

d)      Plan from the faith subcommittee (Pam Marshall)

     IX.            Agency Sharing. Time for agencies to share any new information, pass out event information provide a brief update regarding services, numbers served etc.

       X.            Reports:

a)       City of Ventura  (Peter Brown, Neal Andrews)

b)      Continuum of Care (Jenn Harkey, Tara Carruth, Clyde Reynolds)

c)       Homeless Prevention Fund, VSSTG, Inc. (Brian Brennan or)

d)      Chamber of Commerce/Downtown Business Partners (Kevin Clerici, Stephanie Caldwell)

e)      Housing Authority (Sonja Flores)

f)        Other

     XI.            Other

   XII.            Adjourn: Next meeting is Nov. 1, 2017   3:15pm, 300 n Ventura Ave. Need someone to bring copies of minutes and agenda for guests for Nov and Dec.

 XIII.            Meetings:

Ø  Faith Sub Committee of VSSTF  Oct. 25,  3:00 pm., Church of Christ, Bryn Mawr anad Telegraph, Pam Marshall  pojcat@verizon.net

Ø  Shelter and Housing subcommittee of VSSTF Oct. 17, 3:00 pm library, Orchard Community Church, 8180 Telephone Rd (Placid and Telephone) Ron Mulvillhill  ron@housinginnovationsandsolutions.com

Ø  City of Ventura housing and Shelter subcommittee Oct. 11, 4:00 pm City Hall

Ø  Homeless Prevention Fund, Ron Barrio rbarrio100@msn.com 3rd wed at 4…does not meet every month

Ø  Continuum of care Alliance meeting Oct 19 10-12 am. (tara.carruth@ventura.org); Housing and services subcommittee at 9:00 am (Clyde Reynolds  (cbreynolds@roadrunner.com)   4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Camarillo  Community Foundation Building

Ø  Homes for All…invitation only…contact John Sanders jones    johnsandersjones@gmail.com.

Ø  Open mic at City council  Oct. 2


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

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