Our Plan

Community Plan to Address Homelessness

In July of 2018, the City of Santa Clarita adopted the Community Plan to Address Homelessness to confront the challenges of a growing unhoused population. The City designed the plan to align local resources, both in the non-profit and private sectors, with Los Angeles County investments. The plan facilitated strategic planning sessions among local stakeholders and led to the creation of the Community Task Force on Homelessness - a city-led committee dedicated to streamlining communication, enhancing information sharing, and coordinating projects. To view the plan's priorities, implementation timelines, and stakeholders involved, please click below.

Community Task Force on Homelessness

The Santa Clarita Community Task Force on Homelessness is an ad-hoc effort to leverage local resources to fulfill goals listed in the Community Plan. The Task Force comprises of service providers, government agencies, faith-based organizations, and schools - each member participates in one of the four sub-committee in the Task Force: 1) Affordable Housing, 2) Direct Services, 3) Increasing Income, and 4) Coordination and Prevention. The Task Force meets periodically to coordinate action-items related to the plan's priorities including developing a year-round emergency shelter, increasing affordable housing options, enhancing mental health services, and streamlining information sharing and opportunities for collaboration.

Community Task Force on Homeless Organization List

Name of Organization

Sector

Representative

ACTION Family Counseling

Service Provider

Cary Quashen

Assistance League

Service Provider

Linda Likins

Bridge to Home

Service Provider

Mike Foley

Chamber of Commerce

Service Provider

Troy Hooper

Child and Family Center

Service Provider

Joan Aschoff

Children’s Bureau

Service Provider

 

Family Promise

Service Provider

Roché Vermaak

Goodwill

Service Provider

Claudia Aceves

LAHSA

Service Provider

Elizabeth Heger

Lighthouse

Service Provider

Dan Lawrie

Parents in Partnership

Service Provider

Krysta Warfield

Salvation Army

Service Provider

Laura Bloom

Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry

Service Provider

Susan Caputo

Santa Clarita Valley Mental Health Services

Service Provider

Regina Hearn

Santa Clarita Grocery

Service Provider

Bradley Grose

Santa Clarita Senior Center

Service Provider

Kevin Macdonald

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station

Service Provider

Daniel Dantice

SCV Economic Development Corporation

Service Provider

Holly Schroeder

Santa Clarita Worksource Center

Service Provider

Joel Morgan

Rotary Club of Santa Clarita Valley

Service Provider

Glenn Terry 

Single Mothers’ Outreach

Service Provider

Elena Flores

Office of Assembly Woman Suzette Valladares

Government Agency

Javier Reyes

City of Santa Clarita

Government Agency

Jerrid McKenna

Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Barger

Government Agency

Natalie Vartanian

Bethlehem SCV

Faith-Based Organization

Joe Beran

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Faith-Based Organization

Michael Stanley

His Way Church

Faith-Based Organization

Renee Roque

Real Life Church

Faith-Based Organization

Kevin Pisano

St. Kateri Parish

Faith-Based Organization

Kathy Regalado

Valencia United Methodist Church

Faith-Based Organization

Michelle Andrews

California Institute of the Arts

Education

Jesse Smith

College of the Canyons

Education

Larry Schallert

Newhall School District

Education

Jeff Pelzel

Sulphur Springs School District

Education

Catherine Kawaguchi

William S. Hart Union High School District

Education

Jan Daisher