An Outpouring of Support

Gala attendees

Thanks to the generosity of more than 290 friends of Hope Solutions, this year’s Ruby Slippers-There’s No Place Like Home raised $230,000 in net proceeds to support Contra Costa residents impacted by poverty and homelessness.

We remain truly grateful to the Ruby Slippers Committee, sponsors, donors, and guests for your compassion and outpouring of support.

The highlight of the evening was hearing Arlene, a resident from Hope Solutions’ new Families in Supportive Housing (FISH) program, tell her harrowing story of living in a car with her four children for three years. In November, Arlene and her family became permanently housed and are adjusting to a new life filled with the warmth and safety of a home and hope for a bright future. She received a standing ovation as she shared her appreciation for Hope Solutions and the housing and support services she has received.  Rabbi Roberto Graetz offered a moving tribute to Louise Bourassa, for her years of leadership at Hope Solutions.  Louise responded by reminding us of the extraordinary community support that makes our important work possible.

Thank you to our Ruby Slippers sponsors.  Your support made this Ruby Slippers an exceptional evening.