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february 27, 2018
Our inaugural Storytelling Event was hosted at the beautiful Ebell of Los Angeles. Guest speakers included Amy Wakeland Garcetti, Councilperson David Ryu and Tommy Newman of United Way’s Everyone In campaign. The event featured CSH Speak Up!, Imagine LA and Safe Parking LA organizations.
JUNE 6, 2018
Grand Performances provided the backdrop for the CSH Speak Up! Storytelling Evening hosted during the
CSH National Summit. Home Girl Catering provided a southwest summer spread. Among the images,
Deborah De Santis, President and CEO of CSH pictured with Speak Up! Advocate Tan before the show.
JUNE 20, 2018
The Brig in Venice hosted our event in partnership with the United Way’s Everyone In campaign. Choux Choux catering served a delicious Mediterranean fair dinner to 300 guests who were sure to be satisfied with the starry night sky and the incredibly moving personal stories told by formerly homeless people. City Councilperson Mike Bonin also told his powerful personal story. Speakers included United Way of Greater LA CEO Elise Buik and Stories founder Marilyn Wells. Emcee for the evening was Harry Shearer.
November 8, 2018
The fanciful Mariachi Plaza provided the setting for our 4th Stories From The Frontline event. City lights and sounds, unique to Boyle Heights set the stage as we relished flavorful tamales and enchiladas made by local street vendors while listening to a colorful Mariachi Band. Formerly homeless people from Boyle Heights shared inspiring personal stories. Our guest speakers included Josefina Lopez, actress, restaurateur and founder/artistic director Casa1010, David Valdez and Untied Way of Greater LA CEO, Elise Buik.
February 26, 2019
The beautiful Museum of Latin American Art provided the setting for our 6th Stories From The Frontline event. Frida Khalo art set the stage as we relished flavorful burgers and cheesecakes made by _ . Formerly homeless people from Long Beach shared inspiring personal stories. Our guest speakers included _ , _ and Untied Way of Greater LA CEO, Elise Buik.
February 20 & 24, 2019
The First Congregational Church of Los Angeles provided the setting for our 7th and 8th Stories From The Frontline event. David Ryu elquentlly set the stage as we relished delictable sandwiches and desserts donated in part by Le Pain Quotedian. Formerly homeless people from all over Los Angeles shared inspiring personal stories. Our guest where then guided by Angie Aramayo of Mayor Garcetti’s office and Tommy Newman from the Untied Way of Greater LA, how to speak about the Bridge Home and Supportive Housing.
May 9, 2019
Everyone In/Stories From The Frontline teamed up again to put on another inspiring event in Noho. The event focused on the numerous factors that are unique to seniors who are experiencing homelessness. Three formerly unhoused speakers shared their personal stories of recovery from homelessness, each story full of wisdom and gratitude. Emily Martinuk faced the audience with tears in her eyes, saying, “If YOU fell into homelessness, what would you want your homelessness to look like? I know you would want to meet a caring person who would help you.” She added, “I am forever grateful for the help I received and the support I get at my supportive housing.”
We thank the PRESS who attended and we appreciate the positive coverage of three powerful stories of perseverance and resilience.
May 16, 2019
Stories From The Frontline is focusing on getting our neighbors to open their ADUs, guest houses, or spare rooms to graduates of the Alexandria House. They will provide all support services for both the home owner as well as the graduates. The need is because once the graduate is employed and wilst looking for affordable housing, by temporarily living as a guest in one of our houses, the Alexandria House can open the newly vacant room for a woman in need. We were at capacity and are so grateful to all that came out through the suprising May rain.
May 19, 2019
Diane and Sam Nicholson donated profits from the private art sale of Sam’s wonderful photography to Stories From the Frontline. We are grateful for their continued generosity and support! Here’s a link to his website.
June 27, 2019
Everyone In/Stories From The Frontline teamed up again to put on another inspiring event this time in Pasedena. Polytechnic School Hosted us, and Pie & Burger feed us. Three formerly unhoused speakers shared their personal stories of recovery from homelessness, each story full of wisdom and gratitude.
We thank the PRESS who attended and we appreciate the positive coverage of three powerful stories of perseverance and resilience. Click her for a great story about the event and us!