Genny, the director of a homeless shelter, talks to Theatre Horizon about homelessness.
Theatre Horizon seeks panelists to participate in our Post-Show Dialogues held after every performance. Are you someone with expertise in one of the themes of the play (homelessness, fatherlessness, hunger, poverty, access to healthcare, sexual assault, teen pregnancy, welfare and youth)? Sign up to be a panelist for one night. Email Rebecca May Flowers at Rebecca@TheatreHorizon.org.
We are currently running a drive to collect toiletries for Norristown Hospitality Center and Laurel House. If you want to get started with your own drive or would simply like to donate some toiletries, we are looking for sealed, unopened items such as:
Contact Rebecca@TheatreHorizon.org to organize a drive and drop-off. Whether you can make a contribution big or small, your donations will go to people who really need them. Thanks!
A big thanks to organizations who have already donated:
Jackie McAllister and the King of Prussia Ski Club
Join us after every performance for a Post-Show Dialogue, featuring the following speakers:
04/16/15 - Kristen Fisher, Community Relation Mangers, Your Way Home
04/17/15 - Wendy Voet, Executive Director, Women's Way & Pat Augustus Gilbert, Independent Consultant
04/18/15 - Patrick Druhan Director of Food Resources & Nutrition, Montgomery Co. Community Action Development Commission (CADCOM)
04/19/15 - Curtis Watkins, Social Services Chief Montgomery County
04/22/15 - Jenny Boyer, Senior Director of Housing and Operations, Laurel House & Elena Baker, CADCOM Housing
04/23/15 - Margarita McKissick, Program Diector, CERT (CADCOM Employment Readingness & Training) & Val Arkoosh
04/24/15 - Mydera, Spoken Word Artist & Marie Wenzel, Emergency Housing Director, Salvation Army Norristown
04/25/15 - Virginia Kirk, Norristown Housing Resource Center Supervisor & Alternative Response Specialist Carson Valley Children's Aid
04/26/15 - Sue Shannon, Operations Manager, Hopeworx & Cyril Burke, Director of Micro-Enterprise Resource Center, CADCOM
04/30/15 - Connie Whitson, Executive Director, Montgomery County Office of Child Day Care (Retired) & Viviann Schorle, Community mobilizer for Norristown Area Communities That Care (CTC)
05/01/15 - Michelle Spada, Habitat for Humanity, Director of Family Services
05/02/15 - Donna Windle, CHOC Assistant Director
05/03/15, 2:00PM - Heather Lewis, Director of Resource Development, CADCOM
05/03/15, 7:30PM - Elizabeth Fetter, Director, Critical Time Intervention
05/04/15 - Herbert Morris, Director of Fatherhood Initiatives, CADCOM & Genny O'Donnell, CHOC Director
05/07/15 - Adrienne Aiken, Deputy Director of CADCOM
05/08/15 - Kenneth Haubert, Director of Asset Development, CADCOM
05/09/15, 2:00 PM - Turea Hutson, Community Connections Manager, Montgomery County PA
05/09/15, 8:00 PM - Marianne Lynch, Habitat for Humanity, Executive Director
We are partnering with Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center of Norristown and Hopeworx for our workshops.
CHOC: The Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center of Montgomery County is a partnership between Montgomery County's Office of Behavioral Health and Resources for Human Development. CHOC serves homeless adult men and women in Montgomery County. CHOC's two wings include a day center where clients can meet with a caseworker, receive their mail, wash their clothes, apply for benefits, or attend group meetings; the smaller wing is a 50- to 80-bed overnight shelter. www.rhd-choc.org.
Hopeworx: The mission of HopeWorx is to promote the continued development of a community environment which supports and believes in the expertise and passion of consumers to create and direct their own paths to health and recovery. Hopeworx is the parent company of Consumer Satisfaction Team, Community Advocates of Montgomery County and The HopeMarket. Learn more at hopeworxinc.org.
Montgomery County Community College: Find out more about Montco Drama Club on their Facebook page.
We are also proud to be working with Community Connections of Montgomery County. Community Connections is an innovative approach to provide services to people who need them most, where they need them most—in their community. Community Connections offices are one-stop service centers in an initial four locations around Montgomery County—Willow Grove, Pottstown, Lansdale and Norristown. Community Connections will build a stronger partnership between government, community organizations and families to foster better service and care.
Thank you to our partners Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center, Montgomery County Community College, Hopeworx, and Cabrini College. Videography by Crystalline Studios.