Dear Friend of DST,
On June 30, Downtown Streets Team’s fiscal year comes to a close.
And what a year it has been for DST … and for me, too! I began as Senior Director of Development in
October and it’s been a pleasure and a privilege to raise funds to tackle one of California’s
greatest challenges— homelessness. For me, the moment that best captures the transformative journey
of our Team Members is when I attended a Weekly Success Meeting in one of our 16 communities. That
day, one of our Team Members was promoted from a “Yellow Shirt” to a “Green Shirt” within her Team.
She stood in front of all of us with tears in her eyes and said,
“This isn’t just a shirt … This is an accomplishment.”
I was so moved by the pride in her words, and the immense support her peers on the Team had given
DST’s unique approach to the problem of homelessness is to create supportive communities for our
unhoused Team Members and to provide individualized case management for each and every one of our
clients to help remove the barriers that keep them from attaining housing and
I invite you to give today. Your gift will contribute to this year’s success and help DST reach its
annual fundraising goal. The graphic below provides examples of how your donations support our work
and our unhoused Team Members.
I welcome the opportunity to talk to you about ways you can get involved with the mission of DST.
Please, don't hesitate to reach out to me personally.
Senior Director of Development
1671 The Alameda, Suite 306 San Jose, CA 95126
Cell: (669) 260-2618