LOST ANGELS: SKID ROW IS MY HOME premieres in Sacramento
"Lost Angels: Skid Row is my Home" takes an uncompromising yet life-affirming look at the lives of eight remarkable individuals who have found a way to make a life for themselves within the community of homelessness.
Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell and Mayor Kevin Johnson will be hosting the film's Sacramento Premiere at the Historic Crest Theatre on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. Joining them will be film producer Agi Orsi ("Dogtown and Z-Boys" and "Riding Giants"), along with 1984 Olympic Silver Medalist Danny Harris and Terri "Detroit" Hughes, both formerly homeless and featured in the film.
"Lost Angels: Skid Row is my Home" shows how their descent into society's basement has been exacerbated by the forces of gentrification and the increasing criminalization of homeless people, while exposing the draconian changes to the mental health care system that have brought us here.
OUR MISSION: The mission ofHomeless Emergency Relief Shelter, Inc. is to provide temporary, overnight shelter for homeless women who reside in the City and County of Sacramento and who are actively participating in programs or services to transition out of homelessness.
Why is the HERS Project needed? Michele Steeb, executive director of St. John's Shelter for Women and Children, the leading provider of support services to women in the area, told The Sacramento Bee that St. John's is forced to turn away more than 200 people for lack of space on a typical day. (Read the full article.)
PROPOSED SHELTER: The proposed shelter site is located in a warehouse adjacent to Sacramento Loaves & Fishes that currently houses a host of supportive services for homeless people, including:
Women’s Empowerment: www.womens-empowerment.org, named the 2009 Nonprofit of the Year by the Sacramento Nonprofit Resource Center, is an award winning program that helps homeless women transition back into the workforce and into traditional housing.
CEPS (Consultants in Educational and Personal Skills): www.cepsonline.org, is a program that provides money management services and training to those in need of payee services, many of which are homeless.
Clean and Sober: www.cleanandsoberhrc.org, is a program that offers a path to recovery from chemical addiction to homeless and impoverished men and women through a long-term residential program, transitional housing and a community of support.
Safehaven Ministries of Sacramento: www.safehavensacramento.org; is a new ministry whose mission is to minister to people in Sacramento experiencing homelessness.
REFERRAL REQUIREMENT: Women seeking temporary housing at the shelter must be referred from an agency through which they are actively seeking and participating in programs to assist them to transition out of homelessness.