ANTIOCH -- The public is invited to a community meeting Thursday morning to discuss ways to reduce this city's growing homeless population.

The meeting, held by Antioch's recently formed Suburban Poverty Task Force, starts at 9 a.m. at Antioch's City Council chamber, 200 H St. It will include a presentation by Pamela Singh, project coordinator for the Local Integrated Networks of Care.

The network, known as LINC, launched a pilot in Concord called Concord Cares, which brings together the combined assets of nonprofit and government agencies that can make people whole.

"We want to see if it can be duplicated here. They are willing to help replicate that model, so we need to see if it could be beneficial," said Sean Wright, CEO of the Antioch Chamber of Commerce.

The recently created task force, which includes the Chamber, city and school officials, county social service leaders, charity groups, is looking to bring in the faith-based community to this week's meeting, along with other interested residents.

"We're taking a holistic approach," Mayor Pro Tem Mary Rocha said.

For more information, contact the Chamber at 925-757-1800.

Contact Paul Burgarino at 925-779-7164. Follow him at Twitter.com/paulburgarino.