PEORIA — On Tuesday, Nov. 14, the South Side Office of Concern (SSOC) is hosting a free screening of the critically acclaimed documentary, Storied Streets, on the Giant Screen Theater at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. The film is being shown in recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, which is Nov. 11-19.

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. The film was produced by Susan Sarandon, was directed by Thomas Morgan and Jack Robbins, and is rated PG-13.

Doors open at 5:30 and the presentation begins at 6:00. pm This event is free and open to the public. However, cash contributions and/or donations of supplies 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 the SSOC’s Homeless Outreach Team.

SSOC is the largest provider of supportive housing dedicated to eliminating homelessness in our community. With 148 total units of housing, SSOC is taking people off of the streets - veterans, families, children, and single adults - and placing them in permanent homes. Providing a place to live is only the beginning. SSOC works to ensure each family or individual is able to maintain their home with services and support dedicated to helping them build self-sufficiency and the skills they need to change their lives.