Nov. 9, 2017: WAVE NEWSPAPERS - Mitchell honored with Visionary Award

November 09, 2017

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LOS ANGELES — The Weingart Center, a nonprofit that helps the homeless become self-supporting residents, has honored state Sen. Holly J. Mitchell with its 2017 Visionary Award for her advocacy championing programs to help those who are homeless.

“Senator Mitchell believes in the idea that we can successfully combat poverty and break the cycle of homelessness by investing in transforming lives within our community,” said Kevin Murray, CEO and president of the Weingart Institute and a former state lawmaker. “Senator Mitchell has been a devoted champion for social justice and we are proud to honor her with the Weingart Center’s Visionary Award.”

The Weingart Center is recognized as the most comprehensive “one-stop” service center for homeless and at-risk homeless individuals in the Western United States. A comprehensive human services organization, it is committed to establishing a world in which all people have and maintain a high-quality productive life. Their mission: empower and transform lives by delivering innovative solutions to combat poverty and break the cycle of homelessness.