Wind Youth Services provides homeless and at-risk youths between 12 and 24 with basic safety net and survival services and a safe place to stay. Programs include street outreach, case management, and youth and family counseling. The street outreach program is designed to reach homeless youths where they are and encouraging them to access other resources. Through the street outreach program, youths are offered shelter, hot meals, transportation, clothing closet and personal hygiene packs, case management, counseling, basic medical care and referrals, and connections. Wind also provides short-term shelter.
A wine social will be held on Aug. 5 with one seating only, at 11:30 a.m. Red and white wine sips from Scott Harvey Wines will be paired with Casa hors d’oeuvres, preceding lunch of chicken en filo or sesame Thai beef salad. The day’s dessert: Latte Mocha Torte. Lunch is $22 per person, including tax and gratuity. Reservations are a must for open seating. For reservations/information, call (916) 452-2809. The Casa, which has two seatings for lunch Mondays through Fridays, provides support for the Sacramento Children’s Home.
In addition to the fun run, the event will include entertainment, food booths, the Sacramento County Bookmobile, and more. Over the past 15 years, 212 arts and schools have benefited from the race. In advance of race day, Off to the Races will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Pavilions Shopping Center. For more information, visit www.raceforthearts.com; or call (916) 966-8893.