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PREVIOUS MTFH EVENTS:
ANNUAL HOLIDAY DONATION DRIVE AT CITY HALL
During the 2016 and 2017 holiday seasons, the City of Malibu, Malibu Task Force on Homelessness (MTFH), and The People Concern cosponsored a Holiday Donation Drive, with collection bins provided in the upper and lower lobbies of City Hall.
Generous Malibu residents, businesses, and City Hall staff stepped up each year by donating items which could be put to use by The People Concern’s Malibu Outreach Team in its ongoing efforts to engage homeless individuals and connect them to needed services and housing.
Donated winter clothing, socks/underwear, nonperishable snacks, and cleansing wipes are being used by the Outreach Team during their efforts in the field as they engage homeless individuals, build trust, and work to connect them with crucial wraparound services and housing.
Many thanks to everyone who so generously contributed items to these Holiday Donation Drives!
COMMUNITY FORUM ON “MEASURE H”
On February 23, 2017, a coalition of concerned citizens including the Malibu Democratic Club, Community Assistance Resource Team (CART), and the Malibu Task Force on Homelessness (MTFH) hosted a forum at Malibu City Hall on Measure H, featuring Molly Rysman, the Housing and Homeless Deputy for 3rd District Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. Those who attended were able to learn more about Los Angeles County’s Homeless Initiative, and how Measure H, if approved by the voters on March 7, could provide essential, ongoing funding to support proven strategies for addressing homelessness. Please note that Measure H received the official support of the Malibu City Council.
TOWN HALL MEETING: HOMELESSNESS IN MALIBU
A first-of-its-kind Town Hall Meeting on Homelessness in Malibu was held on Tuesday, January 17, at Malibu City Hall. The estimated 200 people who attended this standing-room-only event were able to learn more about what is being done by the Malibu Task Force on Homelessness (MTFH), The People Concern, and the City of Malibu (the event’s co-sponsors) to compassionately and effectively address the needs of our homeless neighbors, with the goal of finding permanent housing.
Speakers included The People Concern’s Executive Director, John Maceri, and Associate Director, Dr. Christina Miller, as well as representatives from the City of Malibu, MTFH, the County of Los Angeles, and Sheriff’s Department.
Mr. Maceri and Dr. Miller discussed the characteristics and needs of Malibu’s homeless population, and how The People Concern’s Malibu Homeless Outreach Team – backed up by a comprehensive, integrated system of care – is responding to those needs.
They also reported on progress made by the Outreach Team; discussed the role of law enforcement and other first responders; and provided guidance regarding how community members can best respond when encountering homeless individuals.
After the presentations, the panel took questions from the audience.
Thank you to all who took the time to attend this Town Hall Meeting!