Task Force on Homelessness

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The Task Force on Homelessness was established by the City Council in 1999 to address the issue of homelessness in Simi Valley.  The Task Force provides policy recommendations to the City Council to assist in developing the community's response to homelessness. The Task Force is comprised of representatives from the City Council, regional and local services providers, and government agencies providing services to individuals experiencing and at risk of homelessness.

The Task Force meets quarterly. All Task Force meetings are open to the public. Information for upcoming meetings is available below. Those interested in receiving meeting and other information related to the Task Force's efforts can sign up to receive email notifications.

 Additionally, City staff represents the City through involvement with the Ventura County Continuum of Care to ensure that the City's efforts take into account regional efforts and federal policies to maximize effectiveness. The Continuum of Care coordinates the regional Point In Time Count and prepared a brief summary of the findings to detail the state of homelessness in Ventura County.

E-Notification

For more information regarding the Task Force on Homelessness, please call (805) 583-6759. Interested organizations and individuals are encouraged to sign up for e-notify to receive email information, variances in meeting dates, and to stay informed regarding current and future updates.

Upcoming Task Force on Homelessness Events

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@SocialFeed Sweet Potato Donation Drive

Between October 6-12, 2018, the Simi Valley Youth Council and Simi Valley Community Garden will be collecting sweet potatoes to give to those in need in Simi Valley. 

Please help them by donating sweet potatoes on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at either Vons at 1855 Cochran Street or Vons Pavilions at 2938 Tapo Canyon Road.

Donations of sweet potatoes will also be collected at Simi Valley City Hall at 2929 Tapo Canyon Road, Monday, October 8 through Friday, October 12, 2018, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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at the Simi Valley Public Library at 2969 Tapo Canyon Road during the following days and times:  

  • Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 8 through Thursday, October 11, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m 
  • Friday, October 12, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    The @SocialFeed project is an innovative initiative designed to confront food insecurity.  The hope of the first-of-its kind program is to collectively grow or donate 5,000 pounds of healthy produce (sweet potatoes) to Simi Valley food pantries.  @SocialFeed might be best described as a city-wide “food mob” (like a “flash mob”).

    Earlier this year, Youth Council and Community Garden volunteers distributed 3,000 complimentary plant-starts to attendees at the Simi Valley Street Fair and 2018 Expo.  Those individuals and groups that received and planted the starts are being asked to harvest the sweet potatoes and bring them to one of the designated collections sites above.  After all donations are received, the produce will be weighed and distributed to Simi Valley food pantries.  For more information, please call the Youth Council Coordinator at (805) 583-6766.

     @SocialFeed is a community action project of the “Garden of Dreams” community service initiative, founded by the Simi Valley Community Garden (Simi at the Garden).  More information about the garden and the Garden of Dreams initiative can be found at: http://www.simiatthegarden.org.
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