Opening Night Preview
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
It is our honor to partner with the acclaimed local charity Homeward Bound of Marin, Marin County's chief provider of shelter and residential services for homeless families and individuals. HB of M will be the beneficiary of our 2014 Opening Night Preview for the fifth consecutive year.
Since 1974 Homeward Bound of Marin has been dedicated to "Ending homelessness every day" (www.hbofm.org). All proceeds from the opening night will benefit the charity, whose mission of "opening doors to safety, dignity, hope, and independence" is coupled with a vision that "everyone deserves a place to call home."
$35 per person. Tickets available at the door. Check back for pre-event ticket information.
More information about Homeward Bound of Marin.
Founded in 1974 by Marin County's compassionate interfaith community, Homeward Bound of Marin makes it possible for homeless adults and families to regain their independence, claim their future, and move into stable housing. Homeward Bound is the primary provider of residential services for homeless families and individuals in Marin County, serving approximately 1,400 men, women, and children annually.
14 inter-related shelter, transitional, and permanent supportive housing programs offer 450 beds per night with services that include case management and mental health support, parenting workshops, classes in credit repair and money management. Last year, 69% of single adults and 85% of families, who completed Homeward Bound's residential programs, moved into stable housing.
Homeward Bound also operates innovative job-training programs, such as the Fresh Starts Culinary Academy, and social enterprises, such as the Key Room event center, Halo Homemades (chocolates and jams), and Fresh Starts Celebrity Chef Events. Homeward Bound is part of the national nonprofit collaborative, Catalyst Kitchens, whose mission is to share best practices and transform lives through food service job training and social enterprise. In the words of one resident who has recently completed a job training program, "The people here at Homeward Bound help you to go after that goal at the end of the rainbow, which is going from homelessness to housing, and having a new beginning for real."