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Stories from Staff

You Look Familiar


Standing in line at the store, one of our Outreach Staff thought he recognized the girl at the checkout counter.

He couldn’t quite place how he knew her, but the cashier definitely remembered him.

“You look familiar,” he said. And the she began to tell her story…

Not long ago, she had been homeless for the first time in her life and didn’t know where to get help. She was alone on the streets, and scared.

She had stopped by the Burnside Shelter for a free breakfast. The staff person spent time giving her resources where she could get help.

“Thank you for being there,” the cashier said through tears. Today, she’s off the streets, has her own apartment, and a job.

Homelessness ends. Thanks for your support that makes it happen.