Thursday evening, The Way Home, a local homeless housing organization, will host a night of storytelling at the Bristol Riverside Theater.

“Stories of Homelessness” is partnering with Spark: Storytelling Nights, a Bristol-based podcast that promotes community growth through honest live gatherings.

Tickets are $20 for the Dec. 21 event. The night will feature food, drinks, a silent auction, and true stories by advocates, volunteers, those in the Bucks community who have been affected by homelessness.

Since 2013, The Way Home has helped more than 40 people get out of homelessness.  The goal is a “community-based solution to homelessness that provides dignity.”

“The world of homelessness can seem really alien to some,” Forrest Kemmerer, Executive Director, The Way Home said. “I am so excited to bridge that gap with this event.”

The unique program will emphasize permanent housing, rather than shelters or transitional housing.

Susan Alloway, Founder and Director of Spark: Storytelling Nights, said the podcast gives a “vulnerability and transparency of true, personal stories.”

“I can’t wait to see how sharing stories of homelessness will impact our community,” Alloway said.

Tickets can be purchased online at storytellingbristol.ticketleap.com, all proceeds will go to The Way Home. Casual attire is welcome.