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. For information provided at the meetings, please refer to the Resources and Referrals page.
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.
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.
2017 Ventura County Homeless Count
- Date: 01/24/2017
Community volunteers are needed for the annual count and survey of homeless persons in Ventura County. The 2017 Ventura County Homeless Count and Subpopulation Survey is scheduled for the morning of Tuesday, January 24, 2017. A youth survey will be conducted on the afternoon of Friday, January 27, 2017.
The annual Homeless Count is coordinated by the Ventura County Continuum of Care, in partnership with community partners and cities. The data, collected through a short survey and observation provides a Point-In-Time (PIT) "snapshot" as to what the homeless population in Ventura County looks like during a single day to help community leaders better understand who is homeless, why and for how long.
In order to conduct a full and accurate count, the Ventura County Continuum of Care is seeking 300 volunteers. Volunteers are required to attend training in their community and will be paired up on the morning of the count to canvass areas seeking persons to survey. Interested volunteers can sign up by clicking here or visiting www.VolunteerVenturaCounty.org. For additional information please contact Jennifer Harkey, Continuum of Care Staff at (805) 685-4342. To share information with others, please click here for the 2017 Ventura County Homeless Count flyer.
Please see the below schedule for training dates in Simi Valley:
Simi Valley Homeless Count Training Schedule
Monday, January 16, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: 280 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley, 93065 at St. Francis of Assisi Church (behind the Samaritan Center)