InnVision celebrates 10th Anniversary of the Georgia Travis Center and Kicks off Capital Campaign

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San Jose, CA (1/30/03) Â? The Junior League of San Jose will be hosting a kick-off event for the new Georgia Travis Center this Monday, February 3. Join InnVision, Councilmember Cindy Chavez, Cadence Design Systems, and the Junior League of San Jose as they introduce a bold new vision for breaking the cycle of homelessness for women and children.

January 28, 2003, – The 10th Anniversary celebration of Hope and New Beginnings will be the kick off for the Capital Campaign for the new site. The event will be held on Monday, February 3 at the new site location of 297 Commercial St. in San Jose. One of the oldest centers at InnVision, Georgia Travis Center is being relocated to this larger location, which needs extensive renovation. Plans for the proposed facility renovation will be on display. Homeless and at-risk women and children are denied the most basic privileges most of us take for granted. With no place to call “home”, they are forced onto city streets to fend for themselves. To them suffering, hunger, cold and fear are a part of life. For the past ten years, The Georgia Travis Center offers these women and children a chance with hot meals, baby supplies, showers, laundry services, case management, computer training, job search counseling, drug and alcohol counseling, medical care, legal aid, housing referrals, transportation, mail and voice mail services, self-help workshops, and child care with indoor and outdoor play areas. The new facility will make it possible to do more.

InnVision CEO, Christine Burroughs says, “This year Cadence Design Systems and its employees raised nearly $700,000.00 to ensure that the new center was able to become a reality and this event will be a tribute to their efforts and the continued support of the community.”

San Jose City Council Member, Cindy Chavez, Joanne Johnson Felt, President of Junior League San Jose and members of the AAUW Los Gatos/Saratoga branch will be among the speakers who will honor the many volunteers and donors who have made this project a true success story.

Celebrating our 30th Anniversary, InnVision has been and is dedicated to empowering homeless and at-risk families and individuals to find…the way home! This is accomplished by offering a continuum of care that includes housing, education, training, mental health programs, medical services and self-help classes in a safe and supportive environment that promotes self-worth and independent living. Working in partnership with community volunteers and generous donors, InnVision provides housing and programs for over 14,000 people annually. InnVision’s approach to breaking the cycle of homelessness is innovative and comprehensive. Visit our website at http://www.innvision.org or call 292-4286 to see how you can make a difference!

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