10th Annual Hallo-Wine Fall Festival Raises Funds for Home Start

| December 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Left to right are Kathy Cady of California Coast Credit Union, Laura Tancredi-Baese-CEO of Home Start, and Rene McKee holding a check from California Coast Credit Union.

Home Start, Inc., a non-profit child abuse prevention and treatment agency that has strengthened and developed San Diego’s families and communities since 1972, held its 10th Annual Hallo-Wine Fall Festival and raised more than $25,000.

The festival, held each year in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, raised funds for the organization’s programs that provide critical assistance to vulnerable children and families throughout San Diego County.

Prominent members of the San Diego community who care about strengthening families and protecting children from child abuse enjoyed an array of boutique wines, hand-crafted beers and liquors, and gourmet hors d’oeuvres at Burnham House, a beautiful historic venue near Balboa Park. Guests also enjoyed festivities including live entertainment, silent auction opportunities, and a wine pull.

“Home Start is grateful for the amazing support of this year’s Hallo-Wine Fall Festival,” said Laura Tancredi-Baese, CEO of Home Start. “We know that children exposed to domestic violence at an early age are three times more likely to repeat that cycle of abuse as adults in their own homes. The consequences are devastating. That is why our focus at Home Start is on healing children from the trauma of exposure to domestic violence and providing families in need with the resources and support to thrive. Funds raised from this year’s Hallo-Wine make these life-changing services possible and are breaking the cycle of trauma and abuse.”

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