Rickie Houston of A Call to Men to be keynote speaker

Staff Report

Domestic Violence Solutions (DVS) for Santa Barbara County has announced plans for its upcoming 13th annual luncheon, with this year’s theme “Their Story, Our Story … Celebrating Then and Now.” 

The luncheon will take place on Sunday, Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Montecito Club Outdoor Members’ Lawn and will raise awareness and funds to support domestic violence survivors and their families. 

To celebrate the tenacity and bravery of its clients and staff, as well as remembering those who have passed, DVS is holding its fundraiser in October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

The agency is excited to announce the event’s keynote speaker, Rickie Houston, director of training for A Call to Men. Houston is an experienced educator working throughout the United States promoting healthy, respectful manhood. 

Individual tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, please visit dvsolutions.org/13thAnnualLuncheon, call 805-963-4458 x1109 or email Jenni-Elise Ramirez, development officer, at jennieliser@dvsolutions.org. 

Domestic Violence Solutions provides safety, shelter and support for individuals and families affected by domestic violence and collaborates with community partners to raise awareness regarding the cause, prevalence and impact. For more information, to make a donation or to learn about upcoming events, please visit dvsolutions.org.