Bowing Fundraiser for Program Addressing Santa Clara County's 10-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness

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EHC LifeBuilders announced today that Housing First, the agency’s first response to Santa Clara County’s 10-year plan to end chronic homelessness, will be the primary educational focus of the 4th annual Home on the Lane bowling fundraiser presented by McCarthy Ranch and benefiting EHC LifeBuilders’ family programs. Elected officials, agency staff, and community members will gather to raise money and awareness of Housing First and the agency’s programs to provide stability to people in need.

EHC LifeBuilders announced today that Housing First, the agency’s first response to Santa Clara County’s 10-year plan to end chronic homelessness, will be the primary educational focus of the 4th annual Home on the Lane bowling fundraiser presented by McCarthy Ranch and benefiting EHC LifeBuilders’ family programs. Elected officials, agency staff, and community members will gather to raise money and awareness of Housing First and the agency’s programs to provide stability to people in need.

WHO

-Honorable Jim Beall (Supervisor, County of Santa Clara)

-Honorable Dolly Sandoval (Councilperson, City of Cupertino)

-Chief Assistant District Attorney Karyn Sinunu (Candidate –Santa Clara County District Attorney)

-Deputy District Attorney Sam Liccardo (Candidate – City of San Jose Council District 3)

-Bernadette Arrellano representing Congressperson Mike Honda

-250 community members representing corporations, faith organizations and community groups

WHAT

Home on the Lane (March 25, 2006), the 4th annual bowling fundraiser benefiting EHC LifeBuilders’ programs for families with children, is a community event in which bowlers collect pledges to bowl.

WHERE

Cambrian Bowl, 14900 Camden Avenue, San Jose (95124) – at the corner of Camden Avenue and Union Avenue in the Cambrian Park Shopping Center

WHEN

Saturday, March 25, 2005

Session 1: 11:00am-1:00pm

Session 2: 3:00pm-5:00pm

WHY

Home on the Lane is EHC LifeBuilders’ annual fundraiser benefiting programs for homeless families. Housing First is a rapid re-housing program that offers families who are newly homeless or on the brink of homelessness the opportunity at assistance with immediate placement in permanent housing with supportive services. Housing First is one of the primary strategies mentioned in “Keys to Housing: A 10-year plan to end chronic homelessness in Santa Clara County”.

EHC LifeBuilders’ Family Division offers a collective and dynamic approach to serving, educating, and supporting all families on their path to self-sufficiency by providing housing opportunities combined with innovative services while advocating in the community to prevent and end homelessness. Emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent housing, homelessness prevention and supportive services are provided throughout Santa Clara County for families in need.

ABOUT EHC LIFEBUILDERS

EHC LifeBuilders, a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation, is the largest provider of shelter, housing opportunities and supportive services to people in crisis and those experiencing homelessness in Santa Clara County, California. Founded in 1980 as Emergency Housing Consortium, the agency began doing business as EHC LifeBuilders in 2005 in order to more accurately reflect its scope of award winning housing programs and supportive services. At several locations throughout Silicon Valley, EHC LifeBuilders offers shelter, housing and services, and assists clients in their efforts to regain independence. EHC LifeBuilders is more than shelter. EHC LifeBuilders builds lives. For more information about EHC LifeBuilders, please visit http://www.ehclifebuilders.org or call (408) 539-2129.

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