Living Room’s Keystone Circle gathered for an evening of cocktails and celebration (at a beautiful home donated for the evening) on March 14. If you weren’t in attendance with us, here’s 3 main takeaways you should know:
1. A New, Advocacy-Focused Strategic Plan is on the Way
Pamela Dorsett, Living Room’s board chair, shared a preview of the upcoming strategic plan which will work to reduce barriers to housing for low income people living with HIV. Specific objectives will include strengthening service availability for more people in more counties across the extended metropolitan Atlanta region, and advocating through training, education, and expanded contact with government officials at both the city and state level.
2. LaMar Moves from Homelessness to Nonprofit Founder
Lamar Yarborough shared his journey from homelessness, to supportive housing at Edgewood Center with Living Room. Just a few years later, Lamar has founded a nonprofit, and you can learn more about their education and awareness work with HIV+ people at their website.
3. This Fall: Taste of Life
Taste of Life is coming! August 19th, 6-9pm, Westside Cultural Arts Center. This year’s event will be more fun and more delicious than ever!
Thanks to our Members!
Your support through the Keystone Circle directly impacts the lives of adults and children who would otherwise sleep outside in this chilly, wet March weather. You may provide a hotel room for a few nights while a lease is signed, or the full sixty days while applying for Supportive Housing from Jerusalem House or Edgewood Center. A young mother may come to Living Room seeking rental assistance for her family, or a one-time financial grant to help with rent and utility costs while ill or between jobs. Regardless of their situation, your support means that Living Room will continue to offer individualized housing assistance and counseling for any person living with HIV/AIDS in Metro Atlanta.
Thank you for helping Living Room provide Housing, Health, and Hope to those who need it most!
About Keystone Circle
The Keystone circle is a philanthropic community of Living Room supporters whose annual contributions of at least $500 have a profound impact on our ability to provide physical, financial, and emotional security to Georgians living with HIV/AIDS.
Keystone Circle members receive a variety of recognition and benefits that include a twice yearly gatherings with updates on housing programs and advocacy. Regular letters and newsletters from the executive director and board, and recognition in the annual report and online and tickets to the annual organizational gala commensurate with giving level keep Keystone members involved as leaders in our work to end homelessness for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Become a Member
To become a member of Living Room’s Keystone Circle, please contact Audrey Krumbach.