Thank you to all who supported and joined us for the 9th Annual In Concert with Caminar gala.
Because of you, an inspiring night celebrating music, community, and wellness raised critical funds to deliver mental health care and support for Bay Area youth and adults.
As our Bay Area neighbors, clients and staff members in the Solano County area, and so many across our state are once again coping with wildfires and power outages, we draw hope from the countless acts of kindness that bring comfort, care, and safety to communities in need.
Those who are in, or near, harm’s way are in our thoughts and hearts.
And, we are filled with gratitude. With thanks to you, our donors and supporters, more than 20,000 people this year will receive the compassionate, science-driven care they need to alleviate suffering from mental health and substance abuse conditions and move forward in healing and wellness.
Please enjoy these highlights, photos, and video from the evening.
The 9th Annual In Concert with Caminar brought together friends, family, and community for a magical night.
Dave Clark, KTVU-TV anchor and the evening’s emcee, kicked off the program by welcoming all of our guests. He spoke to the importance of addressing mental health, substance use, and related challenges—all critical community needs he talks about each day on the news.
Caminar’s CEO, Mark Cloutier, described the tremendous opportunity we have to improve the mental health and wellness of our community. He introduced our video story. We were moved as a young woman bravely shared how childhood trauma caught up with her, her diagnosis of mental illness, and how she found a lifeguard in Caminar. Watch Shrtonay’s story now.
The therapeutic power of the expressive arts was apparent as we were enchanted by the sheer talent, authenticity, and soulfulness of our headliner Sheléa. What a performance!
Most importantly, with the expertise of Andrew Lick of Christie’s, we raised critical funds to improve the health and well-being of our most vulnerable neighbors. Proceeds from this signature event ensure that local people coping with complex mental health needs receive the care and support we all deserve to overcome challenges and move toward greater resilience, wellness, and independence. Thank you for funding the path to wellness. We are so grateful.
Special thanks to Michael Collopy and Dawdy Photography for capturing the evening in photos.