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The Regional Council of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps hosted the 5th Annual Della Strada Award on April 15, 2012 at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church. This year’s recipient was Rosemary Johnson, the Executive Director of the Interfaith Shelter Network. Rosemary has worked tirelessly for years to reduce homelessness in the San Diego area.

The Interfaith Shelter Network is a collaborative effort by local congregations, human services agencies and government entities to provide shelter, services, and resources to homeless San Diegans throughout the region. Their mission is to coordinate the efforts of these agencies in order to provide shelter and other resources and enable those they serve to move toward self-sufficiency while respecting their dignity as children of God.