Our newest partner, Oakland Unite, hosts a Friday Summer Nights program through the summer in the highest risk neighborhoods in Oakland. Their mission is to prevent violence before violence occurs by utilizing proven and effective methods to reduce violence.
Some of our team joined the Rita da Cascia staff for an inspiring day serving women who suffer from chronic illness, and homelessness/low income. Rita da Cascia sponsored us to come in for a couple of hours to support the women in remembering their self-worth.
Once a month we set up a salon at ROOTS Community Health Center as part of their Welcome Wednesday. We’ve been serving the unhoused and people living in poverty in this East Oakland community since August of 2018.
Much has happened between April and May in the world of Haircuts for Heart. Before I tell you all about that exciting news, which will come later in our newsletter, I want to share with you a beautiful article written by Kathleen Murphy at Kámen Road.
Thank you to those of you who helped us make the match for our event at Maya’s Music. What a beautiful day. Our guests, although they suffer from a variety of physical, emotional and developmental issues, they greeted us with a smile.