Doors of Change Presents Concert of Hope Benefits Homeless Youth

| June 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

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The Grammy Nominated Three Dog Night has offered San Diego a special Concert of Hope for Homeless Youth which is to take place from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday, June 30 at Moonlight Amphitheatre, located at 1200 Vale Terrace in Vista, CA. Catherine Garcia (NBC) and Jeff Zevely (CBS) will join the festivities and are co-emcees for the evening.

There will also be a special appearance by 2021 Ms. Universe and attorney, Nikki Johnson-Huston, who was a homeless youth from age 12 to 16. A determined advocate for the homeless, Johnson-Huston is also an in demand inspirational speaker who shares her story with organizations around the country.

The concert will benefit Doors of Change, which has been transforming the lives of homeless youth one young person at a time since 2001. For more than 20 years, Doors of Change has helped place over 2,300 homeless youth in safe housing and off the streets. In 2013 the agency identified a significant gap in the services and resources available to “transitional–age-youth” (those between the ages of 16 and 25) and decided to re-brand as Doors of Change (formerly Photocharity) and deliver a unique service to address this critical need. Doors of Change works with youth ages 17 to 25 years old.

Celebrating nearly five decades, Three Dog Night claims some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records, or sold more concert tickets than Three Dog Night. Their hits wind through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the radio where they are heard day in and day out, in TV commercials or in major motion pictures — songs like “Mama Told Me (Not To Come),” “Joy to the World,” “Black and White,” “Shambala” and “One” serve to heighten our emotions and crystallize Three Dog Night’s continuing popularity. This Grammy-nominated band is not content resting on its legacy alone. Always working to expand its audience,

After 24 months of operating virtually, Doors of Change reopened in-person services in April of 2022. Due to the pandemic, Doors of Change’s award-winning Taking Music and Art to the Streets (TMATS) program had been closed to in-person visits to ensure the safety of staff, volunteers, and the youth we serve. During the pandemic, Doors of Change provided outreach, advocacy, and virtual case management, helping record numbers of homeless youth.  In 2021, Doors of Changed housed 161 youth, found mental health support for 118 youth, and provided countless other services in the greater San Diego community and in 12 other states.

According to Jeffrey Sitcov, president and founder of Doors of Change, trust is often a significant barrier for youth in need of services, Doors of Change selected music and art as a non-threatening way to engage young people living on the streets. By offering music and art instruction in a small group setting, youth are given the opportunity to explore their feelings and challenges through the arts, achieve a sense of mastery for the first time, develop social skills that are positive and constructive, and create a vision for the future that is filled with possibility.

For over 20 years Sitcov has been leading an amazing group of committed volunteers to help homeless youth ages 17 to 25 years old get off the streets of San Diego. Over this time the group has helped place over 2,300 homeless youth in long-term safe housing and developed an award-winning music and art program in Ocean Beach (“Taking Music & Art to the Streets”) that has benefited more than 8,300 homeless youth. Elton John, Billy Joel, The Rolling Stones, Carlos Santana, B.B. King, and many others have supported Doors of Change.

Sitcov has received awards locally and nationally, including the San Diego Channel 10 Leadership Award, Torrey Pines Bank Circle of Excellence Award, La Mesa Rotary “Peacemaker of the Year Award,” and the Jewish Family Services Volunteer of the Year Award.

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Concert goers will need proof of vaccination or proof of testing within 48 hours is required and masks must be worn.

Three Dog Night as they appeared in their earlier performances.

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