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September 12, 2017 > Shelter for survivors celebrates 45 years

Shelter for survivors celebrates 45 years

Submitted By Beth Quirarte

RubyÕs Place, an emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking is celebrating its 45th Anniversary this year. To mark the celebration during National Domestic Violence Awareness month, Congressman Eric Swalwell and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy OÕMalley are hosting an event on October 19, 2017 from 7 to 9 pm.

The 501 (c)(3) incorporated domestic violence shelter, CaliforniaÕs first, was founded by a group of concerned citizens in 1972 It is one of the few shelters for survivors of human trafficking in the Bay Area. Future plans to expand services will be announced at the event.

The iconic San Francisco Ferry Building is the venue for this celebration. Food is provided by leading Bay Area restaurants including: Rintaro, Baia Pasta, CÕEra Una Volta, LuciaÕs Pizzeria in Berkeley, Acme Bread, Cow Girl Creamery, INNA Jam, Frog Hollow, Boccalone, Emporio Rulli, Guittard Chocolates, Pig in a Pickle, and many more! DrakeÕs Brewery of San Leandro, Fort Point Beer Company, and Thirsty Bear from San Francisco will be pouring beer. Wineries include Frogs Leap and Cru9 Wines. The event is sponsored by Symantec Corporation, Selerum, Fremont Elks Lodge #2121, Kaiser Permanente, Hayward Ace Hardware and J. Glynn & Company among others. Event production by DPEM Event Marketing.

RubyÕs Place provides emergency shelter and supportive services in their 42-bed emergency shelter, a 24-hour crisis line, case management, therapy, childrenÕs program and supportive transitional housing. They also serve over 300 low-income individuals per year in the shelter and additionally over 4,000 through the crisis line and no-fee Community Outreach Program.

RubyÕs Place Celebration
Thursday, Oct 19
7 p.m.Ð 9 p.m.
San Francisco Ferry Building
Embarcadero at the end of Market
(510) 581-5626
For more information and tickets: or contact
$150 per person. Sponsorships available.

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