Formerly Berkeley Food & Housing Project

Community Conversations Breakfast: The Power of Supportive Housing

Join us for a breakfast and panel discussion

Thursday, October 12 from 8:00am – 10:00am at Berkeley City Club.

We are excited to host our very first Insight Housing Community Conversations Breakfast on the morning of Thursday, October 12th at the Berkeley City Club. This event will be about the transformative power of supportive housing as a lasting solution to homelessness.

The event will be a panel discussion format, moderated by our Chief Operating Officer, Angela Upshaw. Panelists will include Carolina Reid, who is the Faculty Research Advisor for the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley, Nicholas Madsen, Acting Director of HUD-VASH San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System, and Ligala Manns, a Veteran with lived experience of homelessness.

Each panelist brings a unique perspective to the topic, ranging from lived experience to housing expertise to health care needs. We are also in talks with several elected officials on joining the panel, but have yet to finalize scheduling.

This will be a free event that anyone from the community can attend, and we expect a strong turnout from our supporters, so reserve your spot now!

Thursday, October 12, 2023
8:00am – 10:00am
Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Avenue

We look forward to seeing you there!

For questions, please email Rick Dean, Associate Director of Development at

Thank you to our sponsors!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Insight Housing’s Community Conversations Breakfast?  

Insight Housing’s Community Conversations Event is a breakfast and panel discussion on the transformative power of supportive housing as a lasting solution to homelessness. 

When and where is the event taking place? 

The event will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2023 from 8:00am – 10:00am at the Berkeley City Club. The Berkeley City Club is located at 2315 Durant Avenue in Berkeley, between Dana and Ellsworth Streets. 

Is parking available at the venue?  

The parking lot at the Berkeley City Club is very small. The closest parking garage is located at 2315 Ellsworth Street with paid parking available.  

What public transportation is available to get to the venue?  

Public transportation is plentiful and encouraged. Berkeley City Club is a 5-minute walk from the Downtown Berkeley BART station, with a variety of bus lines dropping off nearby as well.  

Is there bike parking?  

There are bike loops on the sidewalk outside the venue.  

Is the venue wheelchair accessible?  

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible. 

What is the dress code for the event?  

Business casual or whatever helps you feel most comfortable.  

Can I transfer my ticket to someone else?  

Yes. Please email Rick Dean at 

What can I expect from the event? 

Check in at registration when you arrive, serve yourself from the full buffet style breakfast and find a seat. Guests will enjoy their breakfast while listening to a conversation by the experts.  

Who can attend the event?  

The event is free to anyone in the community who is interested in the transformative power of supportive housing to end homelessness, but seating is limited, so please reserve your spot.  

Are there any age restrictions for attendees?  

No, but we do ask that minors be accompanied by an adult chaperone. We reserve the right to decline entrance to unaccompanied minors. 

Are there any special dietary options available?  

We have gluten-free and vegan options available, but please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any special dietary questions or concerns by emailing Rick Dean at  

Can I bring a guest to the event? 

As long as your guest has RSVP’d through Eventbrite and acquired a ticket, they can attend! 

If I can’t attend, may I still donate in honor of the event?  

Yes, you can make a donation on our website portal at and make a note about the event when making your donation. 

Are there sponsorship opportunities available?  

Please contact Rick Dean, Associate Director of Development, at for more information on available sponsorship opportunities. 


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