Homeless Ministries Task Force

Homeless Ministries Task Force, 9/27/2017

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 13:30

First United Methodist Church

Homeless Ministries Task Force Meeting

September 27, 20 17

Present: Jennie H.,  Doug A., Shirley C., Sam C., John C., Bill D., Jennifer D. 

 Notes taken by Sam:

1. John reported on a successful meeting with the Board of Trustees regarding the continuation of Safe Parking.  The Trustees unanimously approved resumption of the program as presented. when funding is confirmed.

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Homeless Ministries Task Force, August 9, 2017

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 13:30

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Homeless Ministries Task Force meeting - Mike and Peg Ferrel, Bill and Jennifer Dornbush, Diane Test, Bob Cheal, Jennie Hartman and John Creager were present.

Long-term news:

        Paul O'Rear is planning a meeting with City of Santa Rosa staff to discuss the idea of building housing on our Stony Point property.

        Bob Cheal was told by Mike Kennedy, director of Sonoma County mental health services, that substantial funding is available for housing residents with mental health issues.

Short-term news:

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Homeless Ministries Task Force, July 26, 2017

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 13:30

HMTF – July 26, 2017

Present: Doug Albertson, John Creager, Bill Dornbush, Jennifer Dornbush, Mike Ferrel, Peg Ferrel, Jennie Hartman, Diane Test

John reported on a meeting with Catholic Charities and Jack Tibbets.

  • Catholic Charities will do screening and assignment
  • Catholic Charities will NOT provide insurance, site supervision or sanitary facilities.  Possibility some sanitary facilities could come from CHAP 20k still available and unspoken for.

We discussed what we need to know, and who will do the leg work.

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Homeless Ministries Task Force, July 12, 2017

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 13:30

HMTF – July 12, 2017

Present: John Creager, Mike Ferrel, Peg Ferrel, Jennie Hartman, Diane Test

The group has a request from Mark Frey for a photo.  Too small a group was present to consider taking it today.

Diane reported she will have coffee with Brad Childs Friday to assess neighborhood interest in a late August “block party” as proposed by Pastor Blake.

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Homeless Ministries Task Force, Mar 30, 2017

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 11:00

Homeless Ministries Task Force  March 30th 

Present: John, Jenny H . Bill, Jennifer, Bob, Shirley. Mike


HMTF will return to Wednesdays at 1pm on 19th April





Stony Point Study Group with members from Trustees, Finance and HMTF

 (See full minutes on FUMC website)

 Discussion of various mission ideas included:

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Homeless Ministries Task Force, Mar 16, 2017

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 01:00

Homeless Ministries Task Force March 16th 2017


Doug, Paul, Bob, Shirley, John, Jennie H., Mary, Richard and Mike



MOU between FUMC and Catholic Charities

  • Richard will make a few changes and will give to Catholic Charities


Meeting Reports


Building Department: Bob and Shirley

  • Fencing height discussion awaiting city response


Julie Combs: John and Jennie

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Homeless Ministries Long Range SubTeam

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 11:00

Homeless Ministries Task Force – Long Range SubTeam

Minutes for March 9, 2017

Attendees: Mary Brunet, Blake Busick, Jennifer Dornbush, Bill Dornbush


We agreed that the long range plan should focus on the Housing First model, that is with low income housing and services.

Our goal would be to both be a ministry of the church and to generate income from our Stony Point property to help balance the budget and pay the mortgage.  We would aim to generate income and housing no later than 2023.

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Homeless Ministries Task Force, Mar 2, 2017

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 11:00

HMTF March 2nd.


Doug, Norm, Bill, Shirley, Bill, Mike, Peg, Jennifer, John and Jennie H., Mary

Guests: Dwayne  Dewitt and David Harris


  • Use HUTS as guard shacks to protect property
  • Vets Connect meets at Vets building weekly
  • Vets don't always get full benefits.
  • Focus on Vets- perhaps social workers might be available.
  • Contact vets administration - Airport  Blvd


Chris Coursey - Bob and Shirley

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Homeless Ministries Task Force, Feb 16, 2017

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:00

February16th HMTF


Mike, Peg, Richard, Norm, Bob, Shirley, Doug, Mary, Bill,



Meeting with David Gouin, Jennielynn 

  • Coffee/Lunch conversation about next steps.
  • City and C.C. gathering thought as to how best to proceed.
  • Discussion related to Homeless Conference
  • Discussed HOST and Housing First Strategies
  • Scheduled next meeting


Homeless Sub Committee:  City Hall Bob, Shirley and Richard

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