Tickets On Sale Now! Join Us On January 24th 2019... For a Presentation by Renowned Journalist and Author Steve Lopez

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  • (1888PressRelease) December 14, 2018 - Monterey, CA - Interim is bringing renowned author and Los Angeles Times journalist Steve Lopez to the Monterey Bay. Join us for this engaging community presentation - Mr. Lopez Meets Mr. Ayers: Exploring Mental Illness and Homelessness.

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    Steve has won more than a dozen national journalism awards for his reporting and column writing at seven newspapers and four news magazines, and is a three-time Pulitzer finalist for commentary.

    Steve is also famous for his popular novel, The Soloist, which was turned into a movie starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. The Soloist is a true story of the unlikely friendship between Nathaniel Ayers and Steve Lopez, which began when he spotted Ayers, who he learned was homeless and living with schizophrenia, playing a two-string violin on skid row in Los Angeles.

    About the Event:
    Steve Lopez will talk about his experiences and insights, with an emphasis on homelessness and the mental health system of care. Steve will also talk about his friendship with Nathaniel Ayers. A casual reception for all event attendees will follow the presentation. Includes light refreshments. Steve will be signing copies of his book, The Soloist!

    When: January 24, 2019, 7-9 PM
    Where: Hyatt Regency, 1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey, CA 93940
    General Admission: $30
    Sponsorships (see details below): $250-$2500
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    Phone Registration, Sponsorships or Other Questions: contact Our Development Officer, (831) 649-4522, ext 205

    Event Sponsors

    A big THANK YOU to all of our generous sponsors!

    Wald Ruhnke and Dost Architects
    Suhr Risk Services

    Alexander and Maryn Ljubimow
    Bill Pardue and Barbara Mitchell
    MidPen Housing
    John Stafsnes and Iathan Annand
    Fenton & Keller
    Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Weisshahn
    Each Mind Matters

    The Nunez Company
    Fran Baca
    Wayne and Maureen Lavengood
    Renee and Richard Kezirian
    Suzanne Taunt
    Sheila Holmes

    Philip Bhaskar, D.MD. Monterey Oral Surgery
    Mr. & Mrs. Fred Cohn
    Anastacia Wyatt
    Jocelyn Brady
    Judith Ritchey

    About Interim, Inc.
    Interim, Inc. is the only agency in Monterey County that provides affordable housing, residential treatment, social support, homeless outreach and support, family outreach, and supported education and employment services for adults who have serious mental illnesses.

    Our mission is to provide services and affordable housing supporting members of our community with mental illness in building productive and satisfying lives.

    We believe that housing, healing, and hope are a path to mental health.

    Marci Bracco Cain
    Chatterbox PR
    Salinas, CA 93901
    (831) 747-7455

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