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Zika and homelessness: WHNC’s June 2 meeting addresses two crises

Posted on 05/31/16

West Hills Neighborhood Council

Presentations on the Zika virus and efforts to eliminate homelessness will lead off the next meeting of the West Hills Neighborhood Council, 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, at de Toledo High School, 22622 Vanowen St. (east of Fallbrook and across the street from Shadow Ranch Park).

This meeting starts a half-hour earlier than usual to allow time for an especially full agenda. 

Also during the evening’s deliberations, the WHNC Board of Directors will consider two zoning issues and a host of budget resolutions and community impact statements. In addition, teachers and support staff at West Hills elementary schools will receive awards from the WHNC’s Youth & Education Committee.

Shameeka Correia-Fill, community health nurse for our area from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, will discuss what you can do to protect yourself and your family from the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in many parts of the world. The presentation is arranged by the WHNC’s Public Health Committee, chaired by Sandi Bell.

The WHNC’s Homelessness Subcommittee brings three individuals to address the homelessness crisis and efforts to confront it:

  • Kia Marshall will share her personal journey “from homeless to housed.”
  • Tommy Newman, legal liaison for family housing, and Christina Miller, family housing director for the Coordinated Entry System, will describe the rise in homelessness in the San Fernando Valley, current best practices in addressing the problem and the need for new revenue sources.
Everyone in the community is invited to attend the West Hills Neighborhood Council’s board meetings and its many committee meetings throughout the month.

To learn more about WHNC and its committees, click here.

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