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1st Annual Casino Night Charity Event November


Avenues of Independence, Inc., a 501(c) 3, non-profit, tax exempt organization, committed to providing services for emancipated youth in Los Angeles County is hosting its 1st Annual Casino Night Charity Event at Sunset Beach in West Hollywood Sunday, November 11, 2007.

Los Angeles, CA, October 30, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Enjoy an evening of "Vegas-style" entertainment while you help bridge the gap in supportive services for emancipated youth in need. The 1st Annual Casino Night Charity Event is set for 7PM to Midnight, Sunday, November 11, at Sunset Beach, 8240 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA .90046. The theme, "Betcha You Can Make A Difference," will be carried out with feature casino games with fantasy dealers. There will be music, prizes and more. Admission is $65 per person and includes $1000 “AI” Dollars , two (2) drink tickets, and one (1) raffle ticket for attendees to test their luck at the gaming tables. Organizers also invite "silent players" to purchase tickets to support the organization even if they are unable to attend. All proceeds will benefit the Residential Independent Living Skills Training Program, which provides assistance to youth who are challenged by the transition to adulthood.

About Avenues of Independence
The Residential Independent Living Skills Training Program offered by Avenues of Independence, Inc., a 501(c) 3, non-profit, tax exempt organization (www.avenueofindependence.org) was developed by a Marcy Pullard, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who continues to work with children and adolescents placed in out-of-home care (foster homes, group homes, or relative homes) in communities throughout Los Angeles County. Assessments and ongoing treatment planning help to reveal that many of the youth placed in out-of-home care will turn 18 and be expected to live independently with little or no support from family friends, and public welfare agencies. Many of these youth have not completed high school and as a result are either unable, or have extreme difficulty in the following areas: securing housing, completing their education, securing and maintaining employment, accessing mental and physical health care, and developing and maintaining a social support system. Such challenges create barriers to youth making a successful transition to adulthood, which unfortunately often results in homelessness and a lifetime of dependence on government assistance. Avenues of Independence, Inc. was founded specifically to address the crisis of homelessness and unemployment among older emancipated youth ages 18-24 in Los Angeles County. The mission at Avenues of Independence, Inc. is to provide extended support for youth who are transitioning to adulthood, by offering a Residential Independent Living Skills Training Program that will empower participants and promote self-sufficiency.

For additional information please contact them directly at (323) 908-2127 ext: 3
visit their website: www.avenuesofindependence.org
Tina Robinson, Director of Fundraising
trobinson@avenuesofindependence.org
Avenues of Independence, Inc.
Federal Tax ID: 20-8398622

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Avenues of Independence
Tina Robinson
240-463-2898
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www.avenuesofindependence.org

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