The Los Angeles County Commission for Women has named Bridge to Home Board President Peggy Edwards as the county’s Fifth District “Woman of the Year,” according to district Supervisor Kathryn Barger.
Barger paid tribute to Edwards at the commission’s recent annual “Women of the Year” luncheon and in the supervisor’s latest newsletter:
“In honor of Women’s History Month, the Los Angeles County Commission for Women hosts our ‘Women of the Year Luncheon’ to honor the spectacular women who go above and beyond to serve their communities through their careers and volunteer efforts.
“It was a privilege to recognize the Santa Clarita Valley’s Peggy Edwards as our Fifth District honoree this year, who is a compassionate philanthropist, an empathetic leader, and a community-oriented volunteer.
“She is best known as the Board President at Bridge to Home, the main homelessness nonprofit in the SCV, where she has advocated to implement a year-round shelter for those in need.
“Peggy also helped launch Sisters in Time, an effort in the SCV to connect women of different ages in search of housing who were becoming isolated, were at risk of losing their homes, or were at risk of homelessness.
“She is also the founder and executive director for both United Homeless Healthcare Partners and Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership.
“It was a joy to celebrate Peggy alongside all the other incredible honorees from across our county. When there are people in need, these women are the first to look for a solution and offer a helping hand.”