Homeless Task Force

What is the Homeless Task Force?


As Menifee continues to grow, it becomes increasingly important to project an image of economic stability and cleanliness to visitors and potential development.  Moreover, the issue of homelessness in the City needs to be addressed locally similar to how it is being mitigated in neighboring cities through municipal task forces.  In March 2017, City staff held the first Menifee Homeless Task Force meeting to start a dialogue and draft a strategic plan to manage the homeless issues currently facing the city and region.  The City of Menifee is an active member on the County’s Regional Homeless Alliance. Staff will return to the City Council later in May with a report on the Task Force’s progress to date.     

Point-in-Time Count

The County of Riverside conducts an annual homeless “Point-in-Time” count each January to collect data on the transient population in the region.  The past two years’ counts have recorded disproportionally low results with only ten in 2016 and then fourteen in 2017.  Staff attributes this to the cold season as most homeless in the region find temporary shelter overnight and in the early morning when the count has traditionally occurred. 
 
Point-in-Time Count Report  

Solicitation

Regardless of the recorded population, residents in Menifee have observed an increase in homeless individuals in the City.  This has been evidenced by the presence of transient individuals in shopping centers, parking lots, public parks, and on street medians and parkways.  Many of these individuals have been observed soliciting motorists and shoppers for food and money.  While many residents may feel inclined to provide charitable support to the solicitors, the unfortunate reality is that this giving further enables the solicitation and creates a dependency on the gifts for their survival.  Additionally, the solicitations are occasionally aggressive in nature and become a nuisance to residents and visitors. 
   
"Compassionate Giving" Educational Door Hanger    

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If you'd like to get involved join us at our monthly meetings held every fourth Wednesday of the month at 3:00PM at the Kay Ceniceros Senior Center located at 29995 Evans Road, Menifee

HOMELESS PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Riverside County Department of Social Services
Homeless Programs & Services
211 Community Connect

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Homeless Task Force Members

Residents, business, faith-based and non-profit organizations, and local government coming together to address homelessness.
  • American Cancer Society
  • Cal True Value
  • City of Menifee
  • City of Menifee Code Enforcement
  • City of Menifee Community Services
  • City of Murrieta
  • City of Temecula
  • Community Mission of Hope
  • DSTNY Project
  • Faith Lutheran Church
  • Menifee Fire Department
  • Menifee Senior Advisory Committee
  • Menifee Union School District
  • Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Menifee Valley Community Cupboard
  • Menifee Valley Medical Center
  • Mt. San Jacinto College
  • Parks, Recreation & Trails Commission
  • Patient Care System
  • Provident Bank
  • Residents of Menifee
  • Riverside County Department of Public Social Services
  • Riverside County Supervisor Ashley's Office
  • Riverside County Office on Aging
  • Riverside Sheriff's Homeless Outreach Team
  • Romoland Unified School District
  • Santa Rosa Academy
  • Seventh Day Adventist Church
  • St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church
  • The Gathering Congregational Church
  • Valley Family Services Association
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