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Holiday fundraiser to benefit new health center at Connections Housing

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Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) will host a fundraiser this holiday season to raise critical funds for the new Downtown Family Health Center, which will be located on the ground floor of the new permanent supportive housing facility in downtown, Connections Housing.

The event, titled "Home & Healthy for the Holidays," will be held at the W Hotel in downtown San Diego on Thursday, Dec. 13. from 5-8 p.m. Tickets to the fundraiser are $100 each. Intercare Insurance Solutions is the event's title sponsor.

Proceeds from "Home & Healthy for the Holidays" will be used to cover the cost of medical and mental health care for homeless patients with no financial means, as well as the purchase of medical equipment for the health center.

Local dignitaries who comprise the Honorary Host Committee include Rep. Susan Davis, Sen. Christine Kehoe, Assemblymember Toni Atkins, Board of Supervisors Chairman Ron Roberts, former Mayor Jerry Sanders, Council President Pro Tem Kevin Faulconer and Council President Todd Gloria.

The Host Committee also includes leaders who are working to end homelessness in downtown including Fran Butler-Cohen of Family Health Centers of San Diego, Richard Gentry of the San Diego Housing Commission, Jeff Graham of Civic San Diego, Donna Jones of Sheppard Mullin and who is chair of Civic San Diego, President and CEO of LeSar Development Consultants Jennifer LeSar, businessman Fred Maas, Ending Homelessness in Downtown San Diego Campaign Co-Chair Robin Madaffer, Alpha Project's Bob McElroy, Joel John Roberts of PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) and Affirmed Housing's Jim Silverwood.

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