About the Artist:

Ethel Hayes joined Downtown Streets Team in 2016 at the age of 72 after spending more than three years living on the streets of San Francisco. A brilliant artist with a passion for education, she worked tirelessly to find stability and housing. In addition to her volunteer efforts with DST, she dedicated time to her education and recently graduated from Community College of San Francisco with an Associates Degree in Arts. With the support of DST case management and employment services, Ethel obtained her driver’s permit, part-time work, and income by selling her oil paintings. Ethel moved into permanent housing in July, and loves having a safe place to paint and help build the San Francisco community.

We ask that you share Ethel’s story by passing along this greeting card with her painting, titled “Northern Christmas”.

Every DST Team Member has their own personal story. The support and encouragement from the community is instrumental to their longterm success.

Happy Holidays from all of us with DST!

Download Ethel's holiday card and donate to DST by clicking here.

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