Safari Event Builds Awareness About Homeless Issues

Guests decked out in safari gear and animal print outfits had a roaring good time at the Homeless Coalition’s Safari: The Hunt for Shelter. More than 150 people attended the Nov. 2, “friend-raiser” to kick off Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Month.

Attendees danced to music by the Palm Beach All Stars Band and were entertained by a fire dancer on the patio at Blue Front Bar & Grill. The Lake Worth restaurant sponsored the event, which raised awareness about homeless issues in Palm Beach County. According to an official count conducted in January of this year, there are more than 1,400 people experiencing homelessness in Palm Beach County.

Alexandra Hall and Stanley Vorsteg, Realtors from Team 24/7, served as honorary chairs of the event, which benefits the Homeless Coalition’s Creating Housing Opportunities Program.

“Right now we are focused on housing, because that is the first step to ending homelessness in our community,” Homeless Coalition Executive Director Marilyn Munoz said. “In the last year, our program has helped move 107 families and 27 individuals into permanent housing.”

The Homeless Coalition held several events in November to mark is National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Month. To learn more, or get involved, visit

ABOVE: Alyssa Ramos, Marilyn Munoz and Lori Crocco.