Anawim Housing is hosting the first annual "Rising Toward Community" event on the summer solstice, which occurs on June 21st - the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. The event is a celebration of overcoming homelessness and connecting to community. This is an opportunity to highlight the stories of those who have overcome homelessness, highlight the positive changes that occure in the community and in people's lives whne people are housed, and affirm the people and agencies working to end homelessness. Anawim Housing, in partnership with the Polk County Continuum of Care, is hosting the event, which will coincide with the summer solsitice as a symbolic way to shine light, hope and joy on the efforts of whose who have overcome homelessness and risen toward their community.
Speakers will share inspirational stories. Event is open to the community. Lunch will be provided.
Date: Friday, June 21st
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Anawim Housing Office, on the front lawn - 1171 7th St. Des Moines, IA 50314. In case of inclement weather, event will be moved inside.