Responding to Homelessness in the Antelope Valley

Join the DISCUSSION: TUES, Aug 15 @ 8 pm.

Lancaster United Methodist Church

918 W. Ave J., Lancaster, CA.

Fireside Room, (inside the quadrangle)

or join us on 

L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger:

A.V. Homelessness Consortium

1st Meeting Materials and Agenda Aug. 28, 2017   4 pm
(Meeting at Highland High School)
2nd Meeting Materials and Agenda Sept. 18, 2017 5 pm

(Meeting at the AV College Cafeteria)
3rd Meeting Materials and Agenda     Oct. 2, 2017 5 pm
 (Van Dam Pavalion, AV Fairgrounds)

4th Meeting Materials and Agenda    Oct. 16, 2017 5 pm
(Van Dam Pavalion, AV, Fairgounds)

     Homelessnesss has been getting a lot of attention recently as the Lancaster Homeless Shelter closed, and the recent measurement last winter that recorded that the AV homeless population rose by 50%, etc. 

     The LA County: AV Homelessness Consortium, called together by Supervisor Kathy Barger and first met at Highland High School, and then at the AV Collegein the Cafeteria.

     Out of 19 total members invited to her consortium, there are three faith-based members plus Grace Resources and the Salvation Army
The three chosen to represent the AV are:  AV Ministerial Association, Total Deliverance Church and Victory Outreach

     Everyone is welcome to sit in and listen whether you are on the Consortium or not.  As per all public meetings there is a time for public comments at the end if you wish to add to the discussion.  (Be sure to sign up a speaker card for the agenda item you wish to speak to.)

     The First meeting introduced the participants and showcased the previous work on brainstorming and prioritizing approaches to homelessness that had already been compiled by LA County.

     Attached to the meeting dates above are the documents of that meeting: Agenda, PowerPoint Presentations and Budget allocations shared at that meeting. 

     Additional meetings will be added as the materials are received. 

     Please try to attend or perhaps send someone

     interested in Homelessness to these meetings. 


Our Lancaster United Methodist Church has been reaching out to the Homeless for over 30 years.

Our SOUP KITCHEN serves 200-400 plates a day every Monday and Thursday.

Our BLESSING BAGS have been given away to countless people on the street.

Many INDIVIDUALS in our congregation have sought ways to help those less fortunate around us.

This coming tuesday we'll have a discussion on how best we can respond to the recent closing of the Lancaster Shelter.

Please join in with us.

   918 w. Ave J Lancaster



Plus: A great documentary to watch!


"On the Streets 

A 12-part video series

about homelessness

in Southern California"