Junior League's 10th Annual Gala for S.A.F.E. House

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(L to R): Kielle Horton (President Elect), Joyce Dudley (SB County District Attorney), Kris Hart (Executive Director, 4 Kids 2 Kids Inc. and JLSB Woman of the Year 2017), Danielle Hazarian (President)

Junior League of Santa Barbara honors District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley and raises over $85,000 at 10th Annual Gala for S.A.F.E. House Santa Barbara.

The JLSB celebrated their 10th Annual Gala on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Along with enjoying cocktails and hors-d'oeuvres, the event honored the League’s Woman of the Year, Santa Barbara District Attorney Joyce Dudley, and commemorated the progress made in facilitating the opening of S.A.F.E. (Saving At-risk youth From Exploitation) House, a six-bed residential shelter for girls who are survivors of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. The League raised over $85,000 for this endeavor, launched a year prior at their Gala in 2017.

“With all that has happened to Santa Barbara in the past few months, we are beyond happy to be able to host our Gala event this year at the Maritime Museum. It is our signature fundraising effort for the League and S.A.F.E. House, as well as our way to celebrate our community. Ms. Dudley is a pillar in Santa Barbara, and has worked tirelessly in alignment with the goals of our focus area: improving the lives of at-risk young women by educating and empowering them to reach their full potential, while working to prevent exploitation and injustice in our community. ,” says Junior League President, Danielle Hazarian.

“It was my great honor to receive this award in order to shine a spotlight on these horrendous crimes and the great work the Junior League of Santa Barbara is doing to rescue and support our Human Trafficking Victims,” said Dudley.

Funds raised from the Gala evening go to furthering the funding for the Junior League’s Signature Project, a combination of  S.A.F.E. House (Saving At-risk youth From Exploitation House), a 6-bed, residential shelter in Santa Barbara County for girls who have been victims of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking and a Community Awareness Campaign to be launched later this year.

Those interested in donating can donate online at JLSantaBarbara.org or reach out directly to President@JLSantaBarbara.org for alternate supporting options. For more information about the Junior League of Santa Barbara, please call (805) 963-2704, visit JLSantaBarbara.org or connect on Facebook and Twitter @JLSantaBarbara.  

The Junior League thanks the generous sponsors and donors of the 10th Annual Gala:

Joan & Jim Lindsey
Kielle & John Horton
Gardner Grout Foundation: Rob and Heather Hambleton
Santa Barbara Foundation: Suzanne Sumerlin Duca Donor Advised Fund
Timothy K. and Virginia A. Bliss Donor Advised Fund
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