Speakers, panel discussion, Q&A to offer information, resources, and answers regarding homelessness

WALNUT CREEK, CA—October 1, 2020—The Walnut Creek Homeless Task Force, established in 2015, is hosting a free public virtual forum on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 6:30–7:30pm. This is the third in a series of informational forums on homelessness in Walnut Creek. The fall event is designed to give community members and business owners an opportunity to learn about the actions being taken in Walnut Creek and Contra Costa County to address homelessness. Expert speakers and panelists from the City, County, and Trinity Center will discuss facts about homelessness, causes of homelessness, problems experienced by the homeless and the community, and possible paths and solutions to issues that result from homelessness in our neighborhoods.

They will also discuss the current challenges faced by the homeless and homeless services workers during the health crisis. During Q&A, panelists will take questions from virtual attendees through a Q&A moderator, who will monitor e-mailed questions.

Forum speakers and panelists include Walnut Creek Mayor Loella Haskew;Walnut Creek Mayor pro tem Kevin Wilk;Jaime Jenett, Contra Costa Health ServicesPolice Manager Mardy Beggs-Cassin, Walnut Creek Police Department (WCPD)Marjolein Daas, Trinity CenterLisa Thomas, CORE (Coordinated Outreach Referral, Engagement); and members of the WCPD Homeless Outreach Program (HOP) TeamDonna Colombo, Walnut Creek Homeless Task Force, will moderate the forum. Q&A will follow the panel discussion.

The November forum will be held virtually via Zoom. While the event is free, registration is required by visiting www.wchomelesstaskforce.org, or e-mailing wchomelessctf@gmail.com. The Zoom link will be sent to registrants in late October.
The forum will be recorded and aired at a later date on Walnut Creek TV (WCTV), and made available on WCTV’s YouTube channel.
Virtual Forum on Homelessness in Walnut Creek
Presented by the Walnut Creek Homeless Task Force
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Free, but registration is required to receive the Zoom link
Visit www.wchomelesstaskforce.org, or email wchomelessctf@gmail.com

Walnut Creek Homeless Task Force, www.wchomelesstaskforce.orgMindful of the needs of the Walnut Creek community and the City’s quality of life, the mission of the Walnut Creek Homeless Task Force is to seek compassionate solutions to homelessness and work collaboratively with local and regional organizations to develop safety net services and the means for affordable supportive housing. 

Members of the Walnut Creek Homeless Task Force include those representing the City of Walnut Creek; Walnut Creek Police Department; Contra Costa County services; local businesses; nonprofit, charitable, and faith-based organizations; and the community at large. Monthly task force meetings are open to the public. # # #