CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST HOST
Calvary Presbyterian Church
Sensei Elaine Donlin, Minister’s Assistant
Buddhist Church of San Francisco
Jeff Kositsky, Director
Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing
Jeff Kositsky is a nationally recognized leader in innovative homeless services and has over 20 years of experience managing nonprofit organizations in San Francisco. From 2013, he served as the executive director of the Hamilton Family Center. During his tenure, the organization expanded its rapid re-housing program and developed an innovative partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District to prevent and end homelessness among school children and their families. From 2001 to 2010, he was executive director of Community Housing Partnership, a nonprofit affordable housing developer in San Francisco. He has served on several nonprofit boards, including San Francisco’s Coalition on Homelessness and the Treasure Island Development Authority Board of Directors. Mr. Kositsky holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Relations from American University in Washington, DC and a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from the University of Texas.
Jeff will be presenting on the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing’s new Strategic Framework which outlines the goals and strategies of the Department’s efforts to significantly and sustainably reduce homelessness in San Francisco over the next five years.
Rev. Monique Ortiz, Pastor
Santa Maria y Santa Marta Lutheran Church
What donations are needed?
- COATS (New or *slightly* used) – All Sizes
- New Items (All Sizes) Socks, scarves, hats, gloves, tents, blankets, sleeping bags, underwear
- Hygiene Kits (Goal: 400 kits) Toothbrushes, mouthwash, razors, toilet paper, soap, lotion, combs, Kleenex, shampoo, conditioner, chapstick, sanitary napkins
Where do I bring my donations?
- Emmanuel Family Life Center – Donation Bins
467 N. White Road ~ San José, CA 95127
- Grace Baptist Church – Donation Bins
484 E. San Fernando St. ~ San José, CA 95112
Accepting donations until Friday, 12/08/17
A Collaborative Effort Sponsored by the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Grace Baptist Church, The One Warm Coat Organization, Cityteam Ministries, SJ/SV NAACP, Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, Pacifica Institute, SiVIC, the Catholic Diocese and many more!
An action plan for the unsheltered and homeless
Please join ICAC’s Working Group meeting on Thursday, November 9. We will discuss how the faith community can partner with the City of Oakland and Alameda County in developing an action plan for housing the unsheltered and homeless. Joining us for this discussion will be Oakland’s Mayor Libby Schaaf and Assistant to the City Administrator, Joe DeVries.
Please bring your candles.
An interfaith memorial service, featuring leaders from the diverse religious traditions of the South Bay, honoring the lives of people who died without homes in our community in 2017. Sponsored by Silicon Valley Interreligious Council (SiVIC). Afterwards there will be a lunch, and distribution of sleeping bags, blankets, and tarps.
Faith Community’s New Ways to Meet Community Challenges
Join us to learn about actions being taken by faith communities to address the current challenges they are faced with. Silicon Valley is fortunate to have many faith communities that have stepped up. The topics will cover immigration changes and support actions (including DACA, ICE raids, religious workers visa, H1B/H4 visa, etc.), unhoused community issues (safe spaces, faith facilities as sanctuaries, etc.), stereotyping minorities with its impact on bullying and hate, and refugee resettlement, to name a few.
Several Faith Leaders will take a lead on the discussion of these topics. There will be plenty of time for everyone to present what they are doing. Our goal is to bring everyone on the same-page, so we can support each other’s actions and make a bigger impact.
Parking on Third Street and in the Third Street Garage (enter from Santa Clara Street)
WinterFaith Shelter Walk 2018 – Register and/or Donate Today!
Come and walk with us to support the San Francisco Interfaith Winter Shelter and its efforts to end homelessness, an issue that grips our city. The WinterFaith Shelter Walk is an annual walk-a-thon that involves many faith traditions. Homelessness affects all of us and this is a way in which we can make a difference.
Location: Lake Merced in SF
To register and/or donate please visit: http://winterfaithshelterwalk.dojiggy.com