Bas Bleu Theatre presents Iron Zeal Films
The Homeless Chorus Speaks

Susan Polis Schutz, Director and Executive Producer – Bret Granato A.C.E., Supervising Editor – Annukkah Lilja, Editor
April 15th at 7:30pm at Bas Bleu Theatre

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

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The Homeless Chorus Speaks Homeless People are like you and me. Life is though on the streets, but hope has come in the form of a homeless chorus.

In Susan Polis Schutz’s interviews with fourteen homeless members of Voices of Our City Choir, they tell their stories; from women who have been abused and used, to those battling addiction, to people who just can’t afford housing, to people who need medical care. They talk about their backgrounds,why they are homeless , the inhumanity of homelessness, their hopes and dreams, and what each think the solutions to the homeless problem might be.

While singing inspirational songs such as “Over the Rainbow,” their voices soar, and the harsh realities of the street evaporate if ony for an hour. Together, in their shared voices, they find joy and family. And from their ” comes the power to change lives.” Released 2018 (57 minutes).

To learn more click here for their website link

RONZEAL: Panel – The Homeless Chorus Speaks April 15, 2018

BETSY MARKEY, former U.S. Representative for Colorado’s 4th congressional district, serving from 2009 to 2011 and the former Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs in the United States Department of Homeland Security.

KELLY EVANS, Executive Director, Neighbor to Neighbor, Opening doors, advancing lives

GIAVANNI HEFLIN, Housing Counselor, Neighbor to Neighbor

MARLA CLEARY, Housing First Initiative Director, Homeless Gear/ the Murphy Center

VANESSA FENLEY: consultant, CoC (Continuum of Care) and CAHPS (Coordinated Assessment and Housing Placement System)

NEIGHBOR to NEIGHBOR: The mission of Neighbor to Neighbor is to open doors and advance lives from homelessness through homeownership by providing sustainable housing, supportive services, and education to the Larimer County community. Summarized: Opening Doors, advancing lives.

HOUSING FIRST INITIATIVE: (HFI) is a Homeless Gear program located at the Murphy Center. Homeless Gear: Homeless Gear empowers individuals and families who face homelessness to survive, move forward and thrive. In 2017, our programs provided a continuum of services – supporting thousands of people to meet their immediate and long-term needs. Murphy Center: The Murphy Center is both a provider of core human services and a facilitator of programs and services provided by 17 independent agencies (including Homeless Gear, which both provides services at and manages the Murphy Center).

Background on HFI: Homeward 2020 and Homeless Gear partnered in mid-2017 to create the Housing First Initiative – a two year pilot project based at the Murphy Center. HFI collects City-level data on the issue of homelessness, pilots “housing-first” solutions, and provides intensive case management to people who are chronically homeless.