Tuesday, March 09, 2010

15th Annual Urban Ministries Prayer Breakfast

Central Dallas Ministries invites you to join us for our 15th Annual Urban Ministries Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at The Fairmont Dallas (for regular participants please note new location this year!).

Keynote speaker this year will be Rosanne Haggerty, President and Founder of Common Ground, a leader in developing permanent supportive housing for extremely poor homeless persons. 

Haggerty is an Urban Advisor to the Urban Land Institute, a board member of the Center for Urban Community Services, the Citizen’s Housing and Planning Council, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and Quest Diagnostics, and is a Life Trustee of Amherst College. 

Prior to founding Common Ground Community in 1990, she was the coordinator of housing development at Brooklyn Catholic Charities.  Haggerty comes to the table with over 20 years of experience as an international leader in developing community strategies to end homelessness. She is a graduate of Amherst College and is completing studies for a PhD in sociology at New York University.  Ms. Haggerty is a 2001 MacArthur Foundation Fellow. In 2007, she was elected as an Ashoka Senior Fellow.

Following the breakfast event, a special discussion will continue as we provide important time and space for a discussion of the need in Dallas for the development of more permanent supportive housing (PSH) that utilizes a "housing first" approach. 

In addition, tours will be available of citywalk@ akard, Central Dallas Ministries' and Central Dallas Community Development Corporation's new PSH and affordable housing development located at 511 N. Akard, just up the street from the Fairmont Hotel. 

For more information on sponsorships, table reservations and tickets, call 214.823.8710 extension 2138 or 214.303.2138 and ask to speak with Lisa Goolsby.

We are confident that this year's event will inspire the community, advance a conversation about how to end chronic homelessness in Dallas and encourage us all to work together as never before. 

Help me spread the word about the breakfast in your world!

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