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Shared Vision: A Little Creativity can Bring a lot of Clarity

Monday, May 21, 2018

Sometimes when I’d walk up a flight of stairs, I would trip or miss a step. I’d hear people whisper about how clumsy I was, which hurt my feelings. If only they understood how much I struggled to see...

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Taking One Day at a Time: Supporting Our Most Vulnerable Victims of Abuse

Monday, May 14, 2018

It’s the news no parent wants to receive: your child was the victim of sexual abuse. Even worse, at the hands of someone close, right under your nose—an uncle, an aunt, a family friend, or in this case, someone even closer...

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Racing the Clock: A Father’s Struggle to Provide

Monday, May 7, 2018

Working more than 40 hours a week should provide you with the great life you’ve always wanted, right? That’s not the case for Ken and his wife...

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A Safe Home for Janie: A Mother’s Fight to Protect Her Daughter

Monday, April 30, 2018

What’s a mother to do when she discovers her young daughter is being abused by her grandfather, whom they also live with? Sometimes, being homeless is better than the alternative...

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Answering the Call: A Family's Struggle with Long-Term Housing

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Brianne’s head was filled with thoughts like: “I have nowhere to live. I can’t afford healthy food for my children. I can’t keep a job because I don’t have a car…” Yet, the only words she could articulate were: “I just want my kids to have a good life.”

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Breaking Free: Helping Victims of Domestic Violence Start Over

Monday, April 16, 2018

Elaine’s husband came home from work in a rage, as he usually does. He often physically lashes out, but this time, he didn’t just strike her once or twice… in all honesty, Elaine couldn’t really remember how many times he hit her.

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A Step Forward: One Man’s Pathway Toward Health and Housing

Monday, April 9, 2018

Anton had been in and out of homeless shelters, struggling to cope with his mental illness. He seemed determined to deal with it alone. If only his caseworker at St. Paul’s could convince him to get help...

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When There’s Nowhere to Turn: Coordinated Entry through 2-1-1

Monday, April 2, 2018

In the past, Yvonne had called United Way 2-1-1 for food pantries and other assistance, but never for anything this drastic . Could 2-1-1 help her family with nowhere else to turn?

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From Tears to Triumph: How Legal Services Support Better Health Care

Monday, March 26, 2018

Cecilia couldn’t fully understand what the nurses were saying. Why weren’t they letting Ramon see his doctor? As she walked out of her son’s doctor’s office, she could no longer hold back the tears...

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Unlocking Possibility: Achieving Financial Stability through Financial Opportunity Centers

Monday, March 19, 2018

Barrier after barrier, Kirstin fought for her financial independence with the support of Financial Opportunity Centers.

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When We Unite as One

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

In 1918, the First World War was finally over and across the globe, countless communities began to rebuild. And in this same year, a collective group of business owners, religious clerics and community advocates, came together with an idea. In their small, drafty downtown office, they brought an extraordinary vision to fruition…

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