Tara Carruth speaks with Bob Taylor about the Ventura County Continuum of Care Alliance, which has a purpose to end homelessness in Ventura County.
Their mission statement is to be “a collaborative group dedicated to promoting a safe, desirable and thriving community by ending homelessness in Ventura County.”
Additional information from their website states the following:
They invest in evidence-based, results-driven and client-focused systems of support that integrate practices, procedures, and services within and across public and private agencies, programs, and policies.
People experiencing homelessness require very affordable and permanent housing solutions as quickly as possible and then services as needed.
They start with and build upon the skills, strengths, and positive characteristics of each person.
Homelessness is a complex, high-risk and individualized condition, not a character trait. Recognize that most people experiencing homelessness have experienced trauma, and build relationships, responses, and services on that knowledge.
They seek to reduce the effects of risky behavior in the short-term and eliminate its effects in the long-term.
Director: Michelle Hoover
Associate Director: Bill O’Connor
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