Surprise party for moncrief media advisory

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Surprise party for moncrief media advisory

  1. 1. Media Advisory Press Contact: Kai StansberryFor Immediate Release kai@ahomewithhope.org (817) 875-6117 Surprise Luncheon in Honor of Mayor Moncrief Mayor speechless and tearful as formerly homeless individuals give thanks for their new homesFORT WORTH (May 25, 2011) – There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when 100 formerly homeless individuals andDirections Home agencies gathered to honor Fort Worth Mayor Moncrief to thank him for his leadership and dedicationto solving homelessness in Fort Worth. The luncheon, hosted by the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition (TCHC) includedheartfelt thank you’s by formerly homeless individuals who are now housed as a result of the Mayor’s leadership.During his leadership, the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition reports:  Homelessness decreased by 23% since 2007;  568 persons served through Directions Home programs moved from homelessness to a permanent home; and  The Continuum of Care achieved their 6 year goal of developing 536 new permanent supportive housing beds in 3 years“There is no separating the success in our community in developing innovative solutions to ending homelessness and theleadership of Mayor Moncrief. It was deeply important to persons experiencing homelessness to have an opportunity toexpress their gratitude in a very personal way before the end of his historic term as Mayor of Fort Worth. This day willgive them this opportunity.” said Cindy J. Crain, TCHC executive director.About Tarrant County Homeless CoalitionThe Tarrant County Homeless Coalition (TCHC) is a not-for-profit, 501c(3) organization formed in 1989 to provideleadership to prevent and end homelessness in Tarrant County. TCHC plans, funds and administers programs that assisthomeless individuals and families in their transition from homelessness to housing. TCHC is the lead agency in the HUD-funded Fort Worth/Arlington/Tarrant County Continuum of Care for programs providing shelter, housing and services tohomeless persons. For more information, please visit: www.ahomewithhope.org ###

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