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Wed, Jun 08



"Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope" Film Panel Discussion

Join RescueSF for a discussion on the documentary film "Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope" with a panel of experts and audience Q&A to discuss the root causes of homelessness and how to mobilize our community to enact solutions.

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Time & Location

Jun 08, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


About the Event

About Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope At the heart of the homeless epidemic are human lives. Many of these unique individuals are suffering from addiction, mental illness, depression, or unemployment in addition to being homeless. An intervention must be staged to save their lives, save our city and provide a model of hope for people across the nation.

Over the past decade in San Francisco, the number of people experiencing homelessness has risen by more than 50% while spending has skyrocketed 130%. This is unacceptable. The homeless epidemic demands an effective solution. Now the Urban Vision Alliance, a coalition of 32 for- and non-profit organizations, the Salvation Army and Independent Institute are banding together to change the direction of homelessness in the Bay Area.

Their solution to the problem provides transformational housing along with ongoing individualized 360-degree care such as the Salvation Army's "The Way Out" proposal.  The goal is to help individuals resolve the issues underlying their homelessness to achieve their full potential. Haven for Hope in San Antonio provides living proof that this approach moves those experiencing homelessness beyond homeless.

The panel will be moderated, and includes a diverse group of individuals featured in the film:

  • Gabriel Baldinucci, CEO, Urban Vision Alliance
  • Lori Brooke, RescueSF co-founder
  • Major Matthew Madsen, Divisional Secretary, The Salvation Army
  • Mary Theroux, Executive Director, Beyond Homeless; former Chairwoman, The San Francisco Salvation Army
  • Romi Nottage, Downtown Streets Team, Senior Director
  • Tom Wolf, recovery advocate, formerly homeless addict

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