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2022 Homeless County Summary

Agenda for the Most Recent Regular Meeting

draft minutes to be approved

 Ventura Social Services Task Force
 Agenda 8/3/22       3:15pm
Via Zoom:   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81514995979
To call in, dial 1 (669) 900-9128, then 81514995979#

Welcome and call to order (Judy Alexandre)
         I.            Introductions (Judy Alexandre)
       II.            Approval of or changes to the Minutes of 7/6/22 (Judy Alexandre) Thank you Rob!
     III.            Approval of or changes to the agenda for 8/3/22 (Judy Alexandre)
    IV.            Financial update (Jan Schmutte)
      V.            Introduction of our new housing services manager for the city of Ventura, Leona Rollins (Peter Gilli or Judy Alexandre)
a)       Leona will share her vision for addressing homelessness, housing
b)      Q and A
c)       All agencies can share with Leona and VSSTF the primary work that you are doing to address these issues in Ventura.  Each agency will share a couple of sentences about what they do and any statistic that they wish to share.In no special order (Judy Alexandre)
1)      Salvation Army
2)      Ventura Housing Authority
3)      City Center/Tenderlife
4)      People’s Self Help Housing
5)      County of Ventura Homeless Services
6)      County - Project Roomkey and Project Homekey
7)      VCBH
8)      HCH/One Stop
9)      DVP/Park Ambassadors
10)   Step Up Ventura
11)   CEDC
12)   Family to Family
13)   Turning Point Foundation, (Riverhaven, shelter, drop-in)
14)   Mercy House, The Arch
15)   Homeless Court
16)   Tri County Independent Living Resources
17)   City of Ventura outreach services
18)   Laundry Love
19)   Move In Project
20)   Homeless Prevention Fund
21)   Ventura County Rescue Mission
22)   Other

    VI.            Update on Faith Sub Committee gathering on 8/30/22, Temple Beth Torah for increasing involvement of the faith community (Pam Kelley)
   VII.            Update from the Continuum of Care, grants etc. (Jenn Harkey)
 VIII.            Update from HOPE & Solutions Committee and City Council (Mike Johnson)
     IX.            Update from candidate forum planning committee (Deborah Schreiber)
       X.            Any update re Inclusionary Housing, General Plan, Housing element (Sonja Flores, Kyler Carlson
     XI.            Any specific legislative action needed. (Pam Marshall)
   XII.            Other
 XIII.            Adjournment; next meeting is 9/7/22 at 3:15p. Do you want to continue on Zoom?
 Faith Sub-committee; Aug. 26 3pm, Judy’s patio; contact Pam Kelley pamjks@msn.com
HOPE & Solutions Committee dark in August

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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