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Intersections Luncheon

EXPLORING THE DESTIGMATIZATION OF ADDICTION & HOMELESSNESS

JUNE 5, 2024 | 12:00 PM AT THE PARK CLUB

Tickets & Sponsorships

ALL SPONSORS & THEIR GUESTS ARE INVITED TO JOIN OUR KEYNOTE
SPEAKER AT A DESSERT RECEPTION IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE PROGRAM.

$2,500 BRONZE SPONSOR
INCLUDES FOUR (4) TICKETS AND A QUARTER PAGE AD IN THE PRINTED PROGRAM.

$5,000 SILVER SPONSOR
INCLUDES SIX (6) TICKETS, A HALF PAGE AD IN THE PRINTED
PROGRAM, AND MEMBERSHIP TO THE DOMOS COMMUNITY
GIVING CLUB.

$10,000 GOLD SPONSOR
INCLUDES ONE PREMIUM TABLE (10 TICKETS), A FULL PAGE AD IN THE PRINTED PROGRAM, AND MEMBERSHIP TO THE DOMOS COMMUNITY GIVING CLUB.

$25,000 PRESENTING SPONSOR
INCLUDES ONE PREMIUM TABLE (12 TICKETS), A FULL PAGE AD IN THE PRINTED PROGRAM, AND MEMBERSHIP TO THE DOMOS COMMUNITY GIVING CLUB.

$250 INDIVIDUAL TICKET

"The opposite of addiction isn't sobriety. It's connection."

-Johann Hari

Intersections Sponsors

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!*

GOLD SPONSORS


Doug & Judy Anderson

Anonymous

Jackson Tidus, A Law Corp.
KPRS Construction Services

Cindy & Bill Shopoff
Karen & Douglas Wilson

SILVER SPONSORS


Wendy Aird

Ketta & Jeb Brown

Santina & Ron Davies
Mission Hospital

Dr. Gary & Betsy Jenkins

Robert & Stephanie Mister
Richard & Lauren Packard

Marisa & Stephen Robbins

BRONZE SPONSORS


Lisa Bartlett

Wendy Caldwell

Falcon Rappaport & Berkman LLP

Ahmed Hamdy

Kings Restaurants

Moulton Museum

Ilene & Steve Munzinger

Michael D. Ray

Teddie Ray

Rutan & Tucker, LLP

Tait & Associates, Inc.

*As of 5.20.24

Keynote Speaker
Tony Hoffman

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During his senior year at Clovis High School, Tony was featured on the cover of BMXer Magazine, and was sponsored by Fox Racing, Spy Sunglasses,and Airwalk Shoes. On

the surface Tony's path seemed destined for stardom. However, Tony experienced crippling anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideations. Tony's substance use began during

his senior year leading to the deterioration of his mental health, and opioid addiction soon followed. Due to his misuse of Oxycontin and other drugs a life of addiction, crime, homelessness, and incarceration became his reality.

 

Since parolling prison in 2008, Tony has tirelessly worked towards achieving his goals and the dreams he’d set out for while incarcerated. He raced BMX professionally for several years and continued on to coach Brooke Crain to a 4th place finish at the Rio Olympic Games, accomplishing his dream of going to the Olympics. Today Tony is an author, an owner of pH Wellness drug and alcohol treatment facility, and one of the world's most requested mental health and substance use speakers.

Exploring Addiction & Homelessness

It’s been reported that two thirds of all Americans have been touched by addiction -- either personally or through a friend or family member. Here in Orange County drug and alcohol related deaths are on the rise, specifically due to the opioid crisis. Addiction is an issue that can’t be ignored, and eliminating the stigma that surrounds it will lead to more people seeking treatment and less related deaths in our community. 

 

Author Johann Hari wrote that the opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety, it’s connection. Friendship Shelter’s approach to ending homelessness is similar. Not only does our team of professionals help individuals experiencing homelessness move into permanent housing, but we create relationships built on trust to work with each tenant in our housing program indefinitely. Our goal is twofold: to end homelessness through permanent housing solutions, and to ensure that each client has the tools, resources -- and connection -- to remain safe and stable in their home for good.

 

The results speak for themselves. 98% of Friendship Shelter’s clients retain their housing year after year. And over the last five years we've seen a 23% reduction in homelessness in south Orange County and a 60% decrease in unsheltered homelessness in Laguna Beach, where Friendship Shelter’s outreach and shelter programs operate.

Articles & Resources

1/OC HEALTH DATA: DRUG & ALCOHOL DASHBOARD
Deaths due to drugs and alcohol in Orange County are on the rise. Opioid substances are largely responsible for the increase in drug and alcohol mortality, specifically fentanyl. 

2/KFF TRACKING POLL (2023): SUBSTANCE USE CRISIS & ACCESSING TREATMENT

Two-thirds [of adults surveyed] say either they or a family member have been addicted to alcohol or drugs, experienced homelessness due to addiction, or experienced a drug overdose leading to an emergency room visit, hospitalization, or death.

3/US DEPT. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES: NATIONAL SURVEY ON DRUG USE & HEALTH (NSDUH) RESULTS DETAILING MENTAL ILLNESS & SUBSTANCE USE LEVELS IN 2021 
"As the findings make clear, millions of Americans young and old faced mental health and substance use challenges – sometimes both at once – during the second year of the pandemic,” said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. 

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