The collaboration was developed by the Treasure Island Development Authority (TIDA), which consented to having its event venues managed by this third party collaborative and with the Treasure Island Community Development (TICD). The strategic collaboration stemmed through past successes that Toolworks and SF Event Venues has achieved working with TIHDI. Toolworks and TIHDI have worked together in the past to give individuals the necessary skills to succeed in the workplace through Toolworks’ job training program.
SF Event Venues has employed a number of individuals through Toolworks and TIHDI in one of their spaces, The Winery San Francisco. The Winery San Francisco and its Winemaker, Bryan Kane, received a Certificate of Honor from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for this work that the winery has done to support the Fair Chance Act, an ordinance signed by the mayor earlier this year.
As a former military base, Treasure Island is required to conduct homeless outreach for the City of San Francisco to get the approval for Treasure Island’s redevelopment plans, as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In fact, homeless outreach is part of the realignment of every closed military base by federal law. On Treasure Island, this requirement is lead locally by TIHDI and will remain a part of the island’s requirements under the HUD during redevelopment and beyond.
“We are excited to partner with SF Event Venues and Toolworks to create pathways to economic self-sufficiency for low income and formerly homeless families, adults and veterans, today and in the future on Treasure Island,” states Sherry Williams, Executive Director of TIHDI. “This collaboration will be the cornerstone for the success of the TIHDI program in San Francisco.”
About San Francisco Event Venues
Located on San Francisco’s historic Treasure Island, San Francisco Event Venues offers unique spaces for a wide range of events. The company’s personnel provide clients and their meeting planners with a truly "local" perspective in their San Francisco venue selection helping to create a memorable experience for any event. Its experienced and professional event management team has over 20 years of experience in many facets of the event management community including event planning, destination management, and tourism & travel.
About Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative
TIHDI, founded in 1994, is organized to provide exits from homelessness and other assistance for economically disadvantaged families and individuals through housing, employment, economic development, support services and opportunities on Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island. TIHDI is composed of 8 non-profit homeless and social services organizations.
Toolworks is self-supporting non-profit agency dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities and devoted to helping all people with disabilities connect with the opportunities in their community. Providing social services to over 500 individuals with disabilities every year, they offer employment services, vocational training, and the full range of support that allows individuals with disabilities to live independently.
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