BENEFITING: TRANSITIONS - MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
Hi Friends & Family,
This year Tiago will join the bowling team (Mindful Munchkins) to help raise funds and awareness for Transistions Mental Health Association.
For those of you who aren't familiar with this organization, they are a non-profit in SLO with a four pronged approach in providing Housing, Work Opportunities, Family Support, and Community Outreach for clients living with mental illness and their loved ones. They have a 50 Now program to reduce homelessness, a growing problem in our county. In just over one year, Transitions successfully housed 44 people in a housing first, services second model that is working nationally. Among those housed, they've seen a 96% drop in arrests, a 59% drop in emergency room visits, and a 100% increase in self-sufficiency among those housed. Transitions also operates the SLO Hotline is our County's only 24/7/365 FREE, confidential calling line for mental health support, crisis and suicide prevention, and referrals to needed services.
In order to play on the team, Tiago must raise $100, but we are hoping to exceed that goal. The event takes place at the Pismo Beach Bowl, March 5, 2015. The team of kids are hoping to win a Pizza Party by raising a whole lotta' dough for Transitions-Mental Health Association.
Tiago is aware of and concerned about the homeless, especially when it rains.
Even a small donation is greatly appreciated for this terrific cause!
Tiago (and Shelby)