On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, a Homeless Services Forum was held in Clovis, CA, bringing together community leaders to discuss the issue of homelessness in the County. Speakers provided critical insight and updates on what is being done to address the homelessness crisis in our communities and took questions from members of the public in attendance.
Featured speakers were (L to R): Sonia de la Rosa, Principal Admin Analyst, Fresno County Administrative Office; David Pomaville, Director, Fresno County Dept. of Public Health; Susan Holt, Deputy Director, Fresno County Dept. of Behavioral Health; H Spees, Director of Strategic Initiatives, City of Fresno; Preston Prince, CEO/Exec Director, Fresno Housing Authority; Shawn Jenkins, Chair, Fresno-Madera Continuum of Care; Delfino Neira, Director, Fresno County Dept of Social Services. Opening remarks provided by Fresno County District 5 Supervisor, Nathan Magsig, and Fresno County Administrative Officer, Jean Rousseau.
This forum was the first of what we hope to be a regular occurence, maintaining on ongoing dialogue between the public and organizations working to combat this complex issue that touches us all.