Austin Street Center is hosting the 22nd annual Humble Beginnings Luncheon to celebrate members of the community and their contributions addressing homelessness.
Lake Highlands neighbor Daniel Roby has served as CEO of the center since 2015 and will host two special guest speakers— former First Lady Laura Bush and Barbara Bush— for this year’s luncheon on Oct. 14.
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson will also be honored with the Public Service Award and philanthropist Carolyn Lacy Miller will be granted the Norm Hitzges Distinguished Award. This marks the first year the Public Service Award has been awarded to anyone.
The discussion between the Bush mother and daughter duo will be moderated by Ambassador Jeanne Phillips, who has been a long time champion of Austin Street Center. Jay McAuley and Frank Mihalopoulos will co-chair the event.
“Our city needs Austin Street Center right now,” Roby said in the press release. “Across Dallas, we continue to see the unsheltered population rise at alarming rates, and we must do something to stem this growth.”
Last year, Austin Street Center helped find housing for 350 clients and job placements for 400. The center also opened a new space with more beds this summer to continue bringing awareness homelessness in the city.
More information and tickets for the luncheon can be found here.