Ben And Mary

Do you remember the last time you moved? The excitement, the stress? Buying new supplies and home goods, getting water and electricity turned on and leaving a familiar community is hard for all of us—even in the best of times.

Imagine navigating this transition with little money for necessities and no family or friends to help. That’s what Ben and Mary are doing.

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Ray Fitzberger

Last winter, Ray Fitzberger got frostbite on his legs and feet. Doctors had to remove three toes on his left foot. Not long after the surgery, Ray was released from the hospital.

Every day, people we know and love undergo surgery to address life-threatening conditions. If they have no place to go, they get discharged back to the streets.

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Carlton Smith

Each day, Carlton trekked downtown for heroin. Drugs had landed him 33 years in prison, cost him the support of his family and prevented him from keeping a job.

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“Mommy, are we going to be here past tomorrow?”

Philisha fought for Gabby and Travis every day.

As the 90-day limit at a local shelter wound down, she agonized over keeping her family together and keeping a roof over her children’s heads. The possibility that she couldn’t do both was excruciating.

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Men experiencing homelessness who are 45 to 64 years old are 40 to 50% more likely to die of heart disease than people who are housed.

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08.03.18

Join us on November 3 for a morning of loud socks, team spirit and doing good! Together, with walkers, runners, stroller-pushers and furry friends, we’ll take to the Lake Montebello track for our annual Rock Your Socks to Health & Home 5K. The best part? Your steps help children and families experiencing homelessness get care with dignity and pursue the healthy futures they deserve.

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07.30.18

On any given day, 175 people will die from overdose in the United States.

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07.17.18

Last summer, when Danielle tried to enroll her three children into school, it was a little like preparing for a long voyage: the documentation and registration forms, countless trips to the store for school supplies and, of course, vaccinations and physicals.

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07.17.18

Board member Eric Wendler shares one simple way to care for neighbors experiencing homelessness.

Q: Help doesn’t always come in the form of money. Sometimes it’s food, water or simply a smile. During these hot summer months, how do you help?

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