CSH hosted a Face To Face dinner for our Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grantees and the residents of the Star Apartments in Los Angeles, a Skid Row Housing Trust development, on October 23. CSH’s SIF grantees were on the West Coast marking the 3rd year of the national initiative, which provides supportive housing and care coordination to medically vulnerable homeless individuals in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washtenaw County, Michigan, and Connecticut.
SIF grantees mingled with those now living at the Star, some of the most vulnerable people of Los Angeles County, including chronically homeless individuals and those with a history of frequently utilizing emergency medical services.
The Star Apartments and SIF are receiving national attention. In addition to residential tenants, the newly renovated Star is home to the offices of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services‘ Housing for Health division headquarters.
At the dinner last month, guests were treated to the magnificent view from the Star Apartments’ garden terrace as they enjoyed a sumptuous and diverse menu of Mexican/Latina fare provided by Homegirl Cafe & Catering in stunning surroundings designed by White Lilac, Inc.
CSH is grateful to Homegirl and Sunny Ravanbach and her team at White Lilac for their generosity, and efforts that went above and beyond to “wow” our guests. Their good work ensured that the residents of the Star Apartments and SIF grantees from across the country experienced a magical evening that will be remembered for years to come.