VISION HOUSE LUNCHEON
On Monday, May 8th, the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue had almost 700 guests eager and attentive to consider their legacy. The Vision House Luncheon featured speaker and New York Times bestselling author Bob Goff, who spoke on the joy of neighbors and community coming together to be a safety net - a safety net of care and support we all desperately need - especially local moms and kids at Vision House.
The goal of this event was to raise support for families experiencing homelessness in the greater Puget Sound area, and that is exactly what was done. More than $735,000 has been raised to help provide safety and healing for families.
Executive Director, Melissa Gehrig, shared about the continuum of care that Vision House provides for families. “Families are in crisis and just getting them housed is not enough. We can’t just put someone in a house and expect them to be successful in keeping it.” Gehrig shared that the Vision House program includes case management, accountability, and time with licensed mental health counselors. This strategy has enabled Vision House to have a success rate historically of 90-92% in moving families to permanent housing.
Saturday, July 22nd was a perfect summer evening for enjoying the music of Erwilian, while spending time with friends and family. Erwilian left us speechless with the beauty of their music and the talents that each one brought.
Our thanks to Erwilian for partnering with us to benefit families experiencing homelessness. And we are grateful for all who attended, and gave nights of safety for families needing the support that Vision House can offer! More than $13,000 was raised!
ZAN FISKUM CONCERT
It was wonderful to gather at the Pickering Barn in Issaquah, on September 29th, to hear the captivating voice of Zan Fiskum (finalist on The Voice), and enjoy a beautiful charcuterie spread.
This event brought together a community of generous supporters who together raised $33,000 in support of Vision House's mission.
The benefit concert showcased the power of music and community coming together for a common cause - providing services and housing for families in need.
Vision House is so grateful for the generosity shown by its supporters, with proceeds from the benefit concert contributing to the ongoing efforts to help families break the cycle of homelessness.