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2019 Celebration of Courage

Raising Awareness for Permanent Supportive Housing
Providing safe and affordable housing linked to voluntary services to meet the needs of people living with mental health conditions

Friday, April 26, 2019 ~ 8:00 to 9:30 am
PNC Arena, Club Room
1400 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, North Carolina

Lorena D. McDowell, Housing Director Wake County Government
After a thorough nationwide search, Wake County has hired Lorena McDowell to lead its new Housing Department – a key step forward in achieving the Board of Commissioners’ goal to improve housing affordability for county residents.

Stephen Mimnaugh, Executive Director St. Francis Residences
Permanent housing with supportive services for homeless individuals living with a mental health condition in New York.

1 in 5 people experiencing homelessness lives with a serious mental illness. Individuals living with serious mental illness should have stable housing, crisis services and the supports they need to live and work in the community.

We are grateful for our Presenting Sponsor, UNC REX Hospital, and all of our other sponsors for helping make this event possible.Silver Level Sponsors


Cecil & Janie Smith

Bronze Level Sponsors


The Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi

Champion Level Sponsors

Crystal Farrow, Ann & Gerry Akland, In Honor of Barbara Jackson

Advocate Level Sponsors


Andrea Chase, Paul & Anne Robitaille, Dr. George Corvin, Karen Stetler, NC Med Assist, Sue & Tom Hadley, Tom Pitler, Kathleen Owen, the Sumner Family

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