The Walnut Creek Homeless Community Task Force, which has been meeting regularly for several years, is hosting a free public forum on Thursday, March 29, 7:00-8:30pm in the Oak View Room on the 2nd floor of the Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek. The forum is designed to give community members and business owners an opportunity to learn more about homelessness in Walnut Creek, what is being done for the homeless, and steps being taken to address homelessness in Walnut Creek. The forum will also give community members and business owners an opportunity to express their concerns and ask questions of experts.
Speakers and panelists will discuss facts about homelessness, causes of homelessness, problems experienced by the homeless and the community, and possible paths and solutions to the issues that result from homelessness. During Q&A, panelists will take questions from attendees moderated through Q&A cards available upon entry.
Panelists include: Donna Colombo, Executive Director, Trinity Center; Lt. Sean Conley, Walnut Creek Police Department; Walnut Creek Mayor Justin Wedel; Margo Ernst, Housing Program Manager, City of Walnut Creek; Michael Fischer, Program Manager, Coordinated Outreach Referral and Engagement (CORE); and Jaime Jenett, Continuum of Care Planning and Policy Manager, Contra Costa Health Services.
This is a free public event, but attendees must RSVP by using the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/
Walnut Creek Homeless Community Task Force
The mission of the Walnut Creek Homeless Community Task Force is to research and identify best, promising, and emerging practices for short term and long-term solutions to the causes of homelessness; to present information and recommendations for program implementation to Walnut Creek City staff and City Council; and to work collaboratively with Walnut Creek City staff and City Council, as well as community organizations and businesses, to break down obstacles of implementation and be involved in putting into place respectful and compassionate solutions.