Sunday, October 19, 2008

Join us for an evening with Steve Lopez

Tuesday Oct. 21st. 6:00 pm, please join us for a special event for close friends of Lamp Community - a discussion and book signing with Los Angeles Times columnist and best-selling author, Steve Lopez . Lopez will discuss The Soloist, chronicling his friendship with and the dramatic change in Nathaniel Ayers, a musician living with mental illness who spent decades on the streets before gaining access to a real home and clinical & supportive services. Lopez describes Ayers’ journey from the streets of Skid Row to Lamp Community to the Disney Concert Hall. The Soloist is also a major motion picture from Dreamworks Productions scheduled for release in November 2008.
As The Soloist illustrates, “no-strings attached” housing with voluntary supportive services restores dignity to homeless individuals living with mental illness and helps them to rebuild their lives. At Lamp Community, we have the answer to ending chronic homelessness - a home. Instead of managing homelessness, we end it. Seating is limited. RSVP to Lara Long at
or (213)488-0879 as soon as possible.
Lamp Community respectfully requests a minimum contribution of $100 per person. Your gift is fully tax deductible. More importantly, your gift will help men and women living with mental illness move from streets to homes and transform their lives.