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We all need the same things to survive

11.13.21

By Albert Miller, Board Member and client


When I first came to Health Care for the Homeless three years ago with my sister I had high blood pressure, prostate problems and no form of treatment or medication. Now, as a member of the Board of Directors, I motivate clients to keep on top of their health and stay connected with providers.

I feel the good it did for me, and I want that for others, too. 

I'm writing to you today because I care about human beings like myself, who live in a system that prevents the poor and mentally ill from attaining social mobility

Our society doesn't function the same for everyone, but we all need the same things to survive. I received the health care and social supports I need to stay active for my community.

We all need our health and housing, and the staff at Health Care for the Homeless understand that.

They understand that most people don't have enough money to pay these high rents, while others are borrowing to cover the cost of electricity and food for the month. And they understand that right now someone is hungry and scared and struggling to see their way through tomorrow.

People in my situation need compassion and support. Instead, our society makes us feel worthless for not having what we can't afford.

When I drop in to Health Care for the Homeless, I see how passionate the staff are toward anyone who walks in that door. They see me, and that means a lot.

People experiencing homelessness aren’t invisible, and just because I’m not your family doesn't mean I'm not a human being. 

And please - don’t look past that man or woman on the street. Listen to their story, and give whatever you can. Stand with us in demanding a more just and affordable housing future for every member of our community. 

Your gift is the glue that holds us together, and I appreciate all the assistance you can give to help us continue the daily work of eliminating homeless.

Will you help us build a just, equitable society that works for everyone? 

DONATE HERE 

 

 

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