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Homelessness in the Classroom

“I didn’t have a lot of things the other kids had at school. For example, I came to school, and was given a journal, and I was ecstatic. I didn’t get those things…having nice new things wasn’t something I had before.” Caleb’s reality as a 5-year-old was living in unstable housing situations with his parents.…

7 September 16th, 2021
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Shining a Light on Women in Homelessness

With tears in her eyes and a lump in her throat, Michelle explained to us what a typical night of homelessness looks likes for a woman. “A woman clutches her backpack to her chest and stands under a streetlight” She is terrified of the dangers that come with darkness, keenly aware of her vulnerability as…

18 August 11th, 2021
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Out of Isolation

At first being homeless didn’t really bother me, I had friends and a lot of places to go.But when I became addicted to drugs, was on the street in a new town . . . I was so scared and alone. . . on the street, you can’t trust anyone. Christina, a graduate of Shepherd’s…

16 July 28th, 2021
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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mission Bar-B-Que Partners with Human Solution to Make an Impact on People’s Lives

Human Solutions has been in the East County for 31 years working to bring housing and economic security to families. They envision vibrant, healthy neighborhoods where all people can share in the security, hopes and advantages of a thriving, supportive community. Lilac Meadow shelter residents were served a special meal from Mission Bar-B-Que along with…

57 May 27th, 2020 0
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How to Apply for File for Social Security Disability Benefits

If you are struggling with homelessness and disability here is information that can help you file for social security disability.

60 May 18th, 2020 0
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Did you Miss This?

“I met him one night at Burnside while I was bussing tables – sitting alone in a corner, isolated and cornered off to himself, he barely spoke when I greeted him. After sitting and asking basic questions, thanking him for being there, and introducing myself, he slowly began to look up from behind the beanie…

56 April 8th, 2020 0
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The Greatest of These is Love

Love is action. When people are loved by their neighbors it changes lives.

62 February 11th, 2020 0
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