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County of Los Angeles
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
425 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, California 90020
Board of Supervisors MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS DON KNABE
Board of Supervisors
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 2, 2009
Contact: Neil Zanville
DCFS Office of Public Affairs
Heart Gallery LA and published author Regina Louise partner to find forever homes for our older youth in Los Angeles foster care
Regina Louise, former foster youth and published author and playwrights features Heart Gallery LA, a traveling photo exhibit created to find forever adoptive families for our children in foster care at the Zephyr Theatre in Los Angeles Sept 4 though October 4, 2009.
If you have never seen Regina Louise's unforgettable play "Somebody's Someone" and you wanted to see the Heart Gallery LA, now is your chance. This stirring and unique portrait exhibit will be on display at the Zephyr Theatre, at 7456 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, (323) 852-9111, from September 4 through October 4, 2009. You will have a chance to see the play written by Regina Louise, a former foster youth. She weaves a powerful story about the need to belong and the message that love is never wasted. The power of adoption is highlighted in this epic journey that is her life story and highlights the triumph of love. If you ever thought of adopting this is a play you will not want to miss.
Adoption professionals will be on hand during Sunday Matinees to sign up families considering learning more about adoption. In addition a Gala benefitting the Heart Gallery LA will occur on September 12, 2009. New families interested in becoming adoptive parents will be invited to see the play and stay afterwards to learn more about becoming adoptive parents themselves. Refreshments will also be served. Come learn more about adoption and be a part of making a difference in the life of a child, one heart at a time. Contact Stephanie Clancy at 626-938-1849 for more information on attending a showing of the play or being a part of the Heart Gallery LA Gala.