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Forum on Homelessness in Ventura County

November 9, 2010 3:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Ventura Improv Company and Straight Up Ventura County are pleased to participate in this important event!

FORUM ON HOMELESSNESS IN VENTURA COUNTY
presented by the League of Women Voters VC and the Social Services Task Force

Saturday, November 13, 9 a.m. – Noon
Department of Education, Camarillo

Open to the public  •  FREE
Light refreshments will be served, starting at 8:30 a.m.

“Issues, Myths, Strategies, Legislation, Achievements, Challenges” will be addressed for Ventura County and six of its cities. Speakers will include Peter Brown, Ventura Community Services Manager, Cathy Brudnicki, Executive Director of the County Coalition on Homelessness, and Neal Andrews, Ventura City Councilman and Chair of its Social Services Task Force.

Directions to Department of Education Offices, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo:
Heading East on 101 Freeway, left turn onto Santa Rosa Road. Heading West on 101 Freeway, right turn onto Santa Rosa Road.  Pass Verdugo Way, then turn right on Adolfo Road and proceed to 5100 on your right.

After the Forum, please join the VSSTF for the

Cardboard Brigade
Saturday, November 13,
2 – 4pm
Sign Headquarters: Unitarian Universalist Church, 5654 Ralston Street, Ventura
Pizza and sharing experiences at 4:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church. Pizza RSVP: Beth at 861-8341.

Show your “sign of support” as like-minded community members take to the streets of Ventura!

We will be making cardboard signs that feature specific text (see below). Then, signs in hand, we’ll stand quietly along busy streets in our community in an effort to get Venturans thinking about the homeless in their community.  We aren’t collecting money.  We aren’t engaging in debate.  We are quietly creating awareness of a serious need in our community.

It is our hope that some of those who see the signs will take a moment to think about those in our community without a roof over their heads.  We also hope that some of those people will take the next step and find out what they can do to help.

Three ways you/your organization can participate in the Cardboard Sign Brigade:

  1. Come to the Unitarian Universalist Church (5654 Ralston Street, Ventura) at 2:00 p.m. and we’ll have all the cardboard, markers and camaraderie to get you motivated and on your way!
  2. Download the attached sign [PDF] and attach it to a piece of cardboard and display it on the sidewalk, adjacent to a busy street between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  3. Make your own cardboard sign – using the downloadable guidelines  — and display it adjacent to a busy street between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. See the downloadable guidelines (below) for sign, event, and other information.

Make sure to download the information sheet/guidelines here!