Proceeds from May 21 gala to benefit home that supports young, single mothers
LAS VEGAS – Living Grace Home will host its seventh annual Gala for Grace from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at the Red Rock Country Club, 2250 Red Springs Drive in Summerlin.
Providing housing, transportation, mentoring, and tender loving care, Living Grace Home provides a safe haven for pregnant youth ages 14 to 22 when the pregnancy has caused a problem between the youth and her guardian. Proceeds from the gala will benefit the operation of Living Grace Home’s two facilities, which cost around $320,000 annually to operate.
The gala will feature guest speaker Kathy Hamilton, an award-winning speaker and writer who shares life lessons learned on her journey from destitute teenage mother in Harlan County, Ky. to discovering her voice and value in Las Vegas. With years of corporate and hard-knock life experience, Hamilton brings energy and humor to her presentations while providing valuable tools for listeners to improve communication, self-esteem and perspective on the path to creating their own legacy story.
The May 21 event will also include a live auction, silent auction and raffle along with entertainment by Heidi Harris, singer, author and radio show host. The silent auction is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Cost is $75 per person or $600 for a table for eight.
“Being pregnant at such a young age and with no support system is very stressful, which can also cause stress for the baby,” said Kathleen Miller, executive director. “It’s our mission to provide a supportive and nurturing environment that can help these young ladies get back on their feet and prepared for motherhood.”
Living Grace Home opened in 2007 and provides housing, education and social services to 20 to 25 minor, pregnant women every year, filling a gap in current government and private nonprofit services in Clark County, which has the one of the highest teen pregnancy rate in the country. The nonprofit organization partners with government entities, the education community and other nonprofit groups to help support young mothers. The goal is to assure that when young women leave Living Grace Home, they leave with their high school diploma, or equivalent, and move into permanent housing.
For reservations to the gala, call Anne Killoran at 702-228-1678. Additional information on Living Grace Home can be found at livinggracehome.com or by calling 702-212-6472.