Human Face of Homelessness

Flyer for Human Face of Homelessness event

Wouldn't you like your afternoon coffee break to be more meaningful? Why not spend it with exemplary leaders of a few of San Diego's agencies that serve homeless people? Say a personal "thank you" to the people whose breakthrough results actually make a positive difference in homelessness.

What: food, craft beer, boutique artisanal chocolate, soda, and coffee, food trucks, a silent auction, a book launch party, and a pledge drive for leading San Diego agencies that serve the homeless – participating vendors include:

• Global Coffee Trading

• New English Brewing Company

• Valle de Guadalupe Wine Tours

• Nibble Chocolates

• Swell Soda

• Karl Strauss Brewery

Where: 11585 Sorrento Valley Rd, corporate offices of Global Coffee Trading:

When: 3-6pm Wednesday, October 18, 2017

This event is to raise wider community awareness for the human face of homelessness by showing appreciation for leading agencies that have served the San Diego homeless community for many years. It is also a fundraiser to complete the publication of our awareness book, "In Our Eyes, In Our Words" - which chronicles the stories and images of homeless people to further humanize the issue and help San Diegans recognize fellow San Diegans who need their help.

Who: Several hundred supporters, fans, friends and well-connected community leaders, plus invited leaders from the following agencies:

• PATH (People Assisting the Homeless)

• Solutions for Change

• Episcopal Community Services, Friend to Friend Homeless Outreach Program 

• Father Joe’s Villages

• Veterans Village of San Diego

The Book: Jeff Horn, one of California’s leading fine artists, has produced a book of portraits of homeless people, drawn from life more than 20 years ago. Many of the drawings in the book include a written statement made by the homeless person who sat for the portrait. Through the generosity of Robert “Bullet Bob” Brady, San Diego Purple Heart Vietnam Era Veteran of the United States Navy and Homeless Project Coordinator for Vietnam Veterans of America, Jeff will gift autographed copies of the completed book to leaders of local agencies that serve the homeless as a way of showing appreciation for their effort. A full-size mock-up of the book, called “In Our Eyes, In Our Words – Portraits from the Edge of Society” will be available for viewing during the event.

For more information, contact

Bill Protzmann
1501 India St Ste 103-38 
San Diego CA 92101
office 858.345.2427 / 800.785.8596
fax 800.997.2268

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