Free Screening of Storied Streets

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Peoria Riverfront Museum
222 SW Washington Street
Peoria, Illinois

Doors Open at 5:30 pm.   Screening at 6:00 pm.

In recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, November 11-19, the South Side Office of Concern (SSOC) and the Heart of Illinois Homeless Continuum of Care are hosting a screening of the award-winning documentary film, Storied Streets.

Storied Streets explores homelessness across America by telling the stories of those who live it every day. The full-length film profiles those that are homeless and their struggles to survive. The stories are real, raw, and compelling. They provide a window into their challenges, question stereotypes, and will change the way we think and feel about homelessness.   This film is rated PG-13.  See a preview of Storied Streets.

This event is open to the public and there is no charge to attend.  However, cash contributions and donations of supplies will be accepted – and are encouraged!   Requested donation items include:

  • hand and foot warmers
  • hand sanitizer
  • pocket size packages of tissue
  • hats
  • gloves
  • socks
  • lip balm.

Donated supplies will be distributed to local homeless individuals, families and veterans by SSOC’s Homeless Outreach Team.  Storied Streets Flyer

 The more people we talk to who know homelessness first hand—families, veterans, young adults—the more I realize that they live lives very similar to mine and yours. When I hear how they have come to find themselves homeless, I know we could all be just a few missteps away from finding ourselves in the same situation. And as they struggle to get out, the rest of society sees them as a nuisance or an eye sore, if they even see them at all. 

— Thomas Morgan, Producer/Director