On July 16, 2009, Bridges to Housing and the Pacific Northwest Regional Chapter of the National Association of Housing Redevelopment Officials (PNRC-NAHRO) held a private screening of the film Where God Left His Shoes.
This film, starring John Leguizamo, highlights the growing problem of family homelessness, following a homeless family in New York City. Nearly 200 people joined us to see this important film.
The evening opened with a reception prior to the screening of the film. We ended the evening with stories about the PNRC-NAHRO Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to college for residents of public and affordable housing and Bridges to Housing, which serves high-need homeless families. We also heard from a Bridges to Housing participant about how the program and her case manager have helped change her life. Multnomah County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury and former Commissioner Serena Cruz Walsh wrapped up the evening by talking about the importance of these critical programs.
We’d like to thank everyone for coming and their support! We’d particularly like to thank our sponsors:
Providence Health & Services
Portland Trail Blazers
And of course, our patrons and guests! Of course if you wanted to come but were unable to join us, you can still support Bridges to Housing through our website. If you would like to watch the film you can rent it from your local Blockbuster.
Bridges to Housing also has more exciting news – August will mark the release of the mid-year evaluation report. Stay tuned!