Hope on the Horizon 2010
Safe Horizon hosted its second annual Hope on the Horizon breakfast on December 1, giving current and new supporters an opportunity to hear and see the work we do to rescue, heal, and break the cycle of violence for those we serve.
New York County District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance welcomed guests to the breakfast as the event’s honored speaker, and Safe Horizon board member Maggie Rubey Lynch introduced the organization and the morning’s program. Using the theme that “everyone deserves a Safe Horizon,” the breakfast featured our staff and former clients describing the ways individuals and families find that “safe horizon” with our support.
Former client Gail spoke to the attendees, reading a poem that illustrated her experiences as a victim of child abuse. Our CEO Ariel Zwang followed Gail’s presentation, giving attendees a vision of Safe Horizon’s future. Attendees then watched our video presentation, in which three former clients talked about the paths that led them to Safe Horizon.
One client spoke about the murder of her son and how our Families of Homicide Victims services helped her. Another client, who found himself homeless at just 16 years old, talked about life as a homeless youth and how our Streetwork program helped him rebuild his life. He now works at Safe Horizon as part of Streetwork's staff, helping other homeless teens find support. The last client in the video discussed learning that her daughters had been sexually abused, and how our Child Advocacy Center staff gave her family their chance to heal and overcome crisis.
We thank USI, Butler Solutions, Nielsen, and Upper Park Associates, LLC for their support of our breakfast, on behalf of the more than 250,000 children, adults, and families Safe Horizon helps move from crisis to confidence. We also thank all our guests, our board members, and our clients, for making the morning a special one!
View the Hope on the Horizon 2010 client video here.
View photos from Hope on the Horizon 2010 event here.