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Our Mission

            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


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;


developing a common understanding of the root causes and circumstances of homelessness, how persons are affected, and the impact of homelessness on the community;


identifying current best practices to end homelessness;


developing and/or adopting strategic initiatives that identify measurable objectives, timelines, responsibilities, budgets and sources of resources, including funds. Strategies include networking, advocacy, public education, and action in the community



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