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Online Zoom storytelling event called “Home: Six Stories from Chaffee County”, will explore the meaning of home in our county.

The Chaffee County Housing + Health initiative will present an online Zoom storytelling event at 6 p.m. May 28, 2020, called “Home: Six Stories from Chaffee County”. This series of video shorts explore the meaning inherent in the word “home”.

Told in the voices of Chaffee County residents, the series answers their personal experiences. What is home? Where is it? What situations mean home, or prevent you from feeling safe and at home?

The free virtual event includes a (real) takeout dinner at no cost from a local restaurant for each participating household. It will feature six short videos from local storytellers, as well as personal conversations with some of the storytellers, about the meaning of home.

Becky Gray, Director of Housing, says, “Storytelling is one way that we can acknowledge that every member of our community has experiences and stories that contribute to the fabric of our culture. My hope is that, by sharing our stories, we will better understand each other and eventually be more successful in determining the best policy decisions to shape our collective future.”

The fact that the project even exists is the result of a collaboration between the Berkeley-based StoryCenter and the Housing + Health project. The professionally produced video shorts explore the range of what home means to our neighbors – including stories of love, loss, adoption, abuse, homelessness, and more. They demonstrate why the concept of home is so complex, so personal – and ultimately, so important to our lives.

Registration for the event is free, but RSVPs will close on May 28th at 3:00 pm. To register, visit and fill out the registration form. Once you have registered, you will be sent a gift certificate to a local restaurant and information on how to watch the movie. You may also donate your gift certificate to a nonprofit.

For more event information, or the Housing + Health project, visit