Everyone is invited to a meet and greet for Bridge to Home’s new Executive Director, Silvia Gutierrez.
The event will be held on Monday, April 18, 2016, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Bridge to Home Shelter, located at 23031 Drayton Street in Santa Clarita.
Gutierrez began her new job on April 1, replacing long time executive director Tim Davis who retired. Gutierrez earned a Master’s degree in Executive Leadership from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Union Institute and University. Previously, she worked as the Executive Director of The Immaculate Heart Community, where she managed a $5.2 million budget and a staff of 80. Prior to that, Gutierrez served as Associate Director for Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children, where she managed a $2.4 million budget and a staff of 30.
The meet and greet is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served and reservations are not required.
Bridge to Home operates The Bridge Client Care Center on Newhall Avenue which offers year round case management including assistance with permanent housing, move in assistance, and life skills training. In addition, clients benefit from regular dental clinics and basic medical services. Bridge to Home also operates the Emergency Winter Shelter on Drayton Street from November through March, providing 56 cots for singles and serving as a safety net for individuals experiencing homelessness.
The Shelter serves as a point of entry into Bridge to Home’s other client services and permanent housing. For more information regarding Bridge to Home, call 661-254-4663, or visit our website at: www.btohome.com.
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