GRASS VALLEY, Calif. January 31, 2018 – Local experts on homelessness will discuss possible pathways toward helping people into stability during a free public forum Saturday, Feb. 3, at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley.

The forum runs from 9 to 11 a.m. Presenters will include:

  • Kristin McGrew, of Partners Family Resource Centers, located in Grass Valley, Penn Valley and North San Juan.
  • Sarah Eastberg, of Salvation Army’s Booth Family Center. The converted motel houses homeless families and helps them transition into a stable living situation.
  • Nancy Baglietto, executive director of Hospitality House. The organization’s facility in Grass Valley’s Glenbrook Basin offers overnight accommodations, meals and services for homeless people.
  • Janice O’Brien, director of Sierra Roots. The nonprofit serves the chronically homeless, including people who may have mental disabilities, chronic health problems or active substance abuse. Many clients are not eligible for services at Hospitality House.

The forum is hosted by Peace’s Contemporary Issues Study Group, which examines pressing concerns including end-of-life decisions, environmental issues and different theologies.

Peace Lutheran Church is at 828 W. Main St., Grass Valley (near downtown). For more information, visit