Tuesday, February 14, 2012

LC Taskforce on Homelessness - February Agenda

This is after the fact, but worth posting. The Lake City Taskforce on Homelessness meets once a month and is open to the public. They meet at the Mennonite Church.

We are attempting to post meeting agendas and minutes from neighborhood organizations and will put these on our calendar as well.

Lake City Taskforce on Homelessness Agenda - Feb. 10, 2012

 Work Plan as Taskforce for Lake City Development Council
  • Supporting emergency services, homeless prevention, shelter, permanent supportive housing and food provision efforts in Lake City
    • Meeting monthly to collaborate on provision efforts in Lake City

  • Advocating around larger city-wide issues around homelessness
    • Organizing One Night Count in Lake City every January

  • Educating local community on efforts to end homelessness
    • Attending Community Meetings
    • Safe Walks (joining Lake City Community Council during the summer months)

  • Brainstorming Employment Opportunities for persons experiencing homelessness/low income residents
    • Clean-up projects for Lake City?
  • Introductions
  • Report on Pierre Properties - Marty Curry, UW Professor of Urban Design
  • Report on Faith and Family Homelessness Application - Safe Parking subcommittee?
  • Updates: 
    • North Helpline
    • Advocacy
    • CPC - Valor Apartments - Relocation
    • Medical Respite - Mar. 13, 4:30-6pm - Medical Respite Findings Report
    • Safe Walk - see schedule on other side
  • Fundraising:
    • Dental Van (raised $2100) - next date Feb. 29
      • Sponsor a month ($400)- we owe $400 (Checks to Seattle Mennonite)!
      • Evaluation report -continue until Fall 2012, review again in May
      • Co-Site Coordinator needed - training by Elizabeth Moehrke
  • Planning ahead:
    • Shelter - exploring beyond April 1, 2012
    • GLA Moving - Where? Please consider proposal to host the program
    • Housing First - Congregations adopting people, set up car safe parking program, buy a house/ cover rent expenses

Upcoming Events

Feb. 11, 10-noon   Advocacy 101 - SPU Student Union Building, allysonf@ccsww.org
Feb. 14                Interfaith Advocacy Day in Olympia
Feb. 22, am            Olympia - Housing and Homelessness Advocacy
Feb. 23, 10-noon    Safe Parking fact finding- Lake City Pres. 3841 NE 123 Street
Feb. 29                Dental Van comes to GLA
March 9, 3:30-5pm   Next Taskforce Meeting
Mar. 13, 4:30-6pm    Medical Respite Report    Seattle Mennonite
May 5, 11am            Lecture on Homelessness, Church in the Rd. 
May 6, noon         North Helpline's Empty Bowls Fundraiser, Elks Club

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