DESC stands with our community in calling for the major changes needed to overcome the systemic racism in our society that manifests in so many ways and especially in the killing of black people by police. The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery are only some of the most recent examples of the outcomes of our country’s pervasive and persistent racial injustice. We share our grief and solidarity with the Black, indigenous, and other people of color whose lives are harmed continuously by racism.Continue reading “Black Lives Matter”
May 29, 2020 — We haven’t had a positive test among our clients or staff for three weeks! That’s something to celebrate. Thanks for supporting our work to provide enough social distance for all of our clients to stay safe during the pandemic.Continue reading “Good news from the front-lines of DESC’s COVID response”
We’ve been key players in the Third Door Coalition for the past three years and are excited to announce the results of our partnership. Check out our comprehensive plan to build enough housing to meet the needs of everyone in our community who is experiencing chronic homelessness.Continue reading “There’s a better way”
In accordance with the social distancing measures in effect, we are postponing our Gimme Shelter concert to later in the year (likely November).
We’re so disappointed by the situation, but it’s the right thing to do to ensure the health and safety of our staff, the band, and you, our amazing supporters. Continue reading “Gimme Shelter 2020 Update”
Update from April 8, 2020
The COVID-19 emergency continues to present evolving challenges to all of us at DESC, but I’m proud to share that we continue to rise to these challenges thanks to our incredibly dedicated team of employees and our many partners in the community. Continue reading “DESC’s activities related to COVID-19”