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Dental care gave David a chance against cancer

We don’t know what the future holds for David.*

Before he could get his late-stage cancer treated, David’s oncologist told him that his mouth had to be cleared of all infection.

Parita Patel, our Dental Director, did what she could. She conducted an exam and pulled many of his infected teeth. But David needed oral surgery with sedation to safely remove all the damaged teeth.

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Homelessness touches us all

“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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“People say, ‘You don’t look homeless.’ I say, ‘What do you think homeless looks like?’ You could look like anything and be homeless.”

Statistics

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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Home is just the beginning


Are you…

  • On your own and under 21

  • Living in a shelter

  • Staying with friends or couch surfing

  • Runaway

  • Getting out of the foster care or criminal justice system

…we can help!

Nate Thomas

Nate Thomas has no regrets—about his past or his present. He’s optimistic about his future, and if you ask him, he’ll tell you that he’s right where he’s supposed to be.

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