Summer of 2013, downtown Phoenix, OUTDOORS in the heat, Serah Blain, mother of two from Flagstaff and member of Good Without God, lived/slept for weeks to raise awareness of and money for homeless women veterans. Why? What was it like? And was she successful?
Join us for breakfast and hear her story.
Seráh Blain is the Executive Director of a local 501c4 political advocacy organization. Her professional background is comprised of a variety of nonprofit work, including small business development for welfare-to-work clients and HIV-prevention counseling. Seráh moved to Arizona in 2009, is on the Board of the Arizona Interfaith Movement, and was, until moving to Flagstaff last year, a volunteer with Hospice of the Pines. Seráh has two children and a rescued dog.
Having personally experienced youth homelessness, Seráh’s observations around the brutal conditions suffered by people living without shelter in Arizona have inspired her to work toward bringing societal concern about homelessness into the public discourse in a powerful and provocative way; to radically humanize people who live chronically without shelter; to advocate for investment in effective means of preventing homelessness by raising funds for the Madison Street Veterans Association’s Women Veterans’ Center; to indict the systems that perpetuate the marginalization of tens of thousands of Arizonans; and to advocate for compassionate and productive policy solutions preventing homelessness.