San Diego, CA – Home Start, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to child abuse prevention and providing evidence-based family strengthening services, held its 15th Annual Hallo-Wine Festival on Saturday, October 22nd, 2022, at the Historic Burnham House in Balboa Park. The event raised nearly $50,000 for the organization’s critical programs. With nearly 300 guests, this year’s fundraiser was one of the best-attended Hallo-Wine festivals to date.
Home Start’s Hallo-Wine Fall Festival is held every October in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The funds raised by sponsors, community supporters, and attendees support Home Start’s programs that provide assistance to vulnerable children and families. Home Start services to San Diegans in crisis include housing, wraparound supportive services, parent education, therapy, job training, and food access.
“I am so thankful to the sponsors, attendees, vendors, and volunteers who came together to help make this year’s Hallo-Wine one of our best ever,” Laura Tancredi-Baese, Home Start CEO, said. “Everyone who was present shared Home Start’s dedication to helping children and families break free from the cycles of domestic violence, homelessness, abuse, and neglect. The feeling of concern and compassion was palpable all afternoon.”
This year’s festival was presented by TCW Global. Hallo-Wine attendees were able to enjoy a variety of gourmet hors d’oeuvres, boutique wines, hand-crafted beers, and local spirits, in addition to live entertainment, silent auction, and many other interactive games. Guests also heard from Sa’Rhea, a Home Start client who shared her personal story of how the organization helped her escape the cycle of abuse and find a safe and stable home for her and her daughter.
Home Start’s vision is for every child to have a safe, stable, and nurturing home. For over 50 years, Home Start has strengthened and developed San Diego’s vulnerable families and communities. For those interested in helping, Home Start coordinates volunteers, accepts donations, and operates a thrift boutique and Bright Futures Candles social enterprises to provide job training for formerly homeless young mothers and youth.
About Home Start … Founded in 1972, Home Start, Inc. is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit agency that provides services tailored to prevent child abuse and neglect and to strengthen families. Home Start’s mission is to assure the safety and resiliency of children by strengthening families and their communities. Last year, Home Start served more than 15,000 San Diegans in need of services. For more information, please visit www.home-start.org.