John Ziraldo, CEO, The Lighthouse of Oakland County, explained his organization’s Family Independence Initiative at the Jan. 22, 2013 Pathway to Self-Sustainability meeting.

Pathway to Self-Sustainability update

The agenda for the Oct. 15 Pathway to Self-Sustainability meeting is being finalized. Speakers to date include: Luz Telleria, director, Hispanic Outreach Services, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, with Jane Fanta; Elizabeth Garlow, executive director, Michigan Corps; John Ziraldo, CEO, The Lighthouse of Oakland County; and Ryan Hertz, CEO, South Oakland Shelter.

Co-founder of Moo Cluck Moo Harry Moorhouse is also planning to attend the meeting.

To help spread the word about what can be done to help end poverty in Oakland County, the Pathway to Self-Sustainability meeting is being held on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The meeting is in the gym of St. James Catholic Church, located at 241 Pearson St., Ferndale, Mich., 48220 (west side of Woodward, south of 9 Mile). There is no cost to attend the meeting. Light refreshments will be served.

“I hope everyone interested in helping to end poverty in Oakland County will join us on Oct. 15,” says Susan Masiak, spokesperson for the Pathway to Self-Sustainability project. “You will hear about local poverty and local projects that end poverty, one family or person at a time, permanently. Each of us can make an important difference in some way.”

RSVPs for the meeting are much appreciated, but not required. Please email stmasiak@hotmail.com, kathyabommarito@gmail.com or call 248-705-8868 to RSVP or for more information.

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