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I moved back to CA three years ago to care for my mom. She went in for...

minor surgery and came out with memory loss due to complications in the surgery. These complications led to early-onset dementia and other medical conditions. I continued to care for her until last November, when she passed away. I myself am dealing with health conditions, including diabetes and chronic pain. Due to my health, it is difficult to find and keep a job but I'm doing the best I can to care for my 12-year-old son and get back on my feet. I just got approved for a lease that starts in July and I have a great support system. Despite the challenges life has thrown my way, I feel very blessed. Currently, my most urgent need is bedroom furniture for my son and eventually for myself. My goal for this year is to be more independent. For fun, I love to read!

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  • 100 gift received12/27
  • 20 gift received11/19

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The number one question I'm asked, is " Jeff, how do I respond when asked for help on the street? Samaritan is an answer to that question.
Nicole S.
now-housed Samaritan Member
This is the first time in seven years people have seen me for who I am, not what I look like or come from.
Raven R.
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I've been on the streets for 13 years. I've seen and heard everything. This probably has helped me more than anything else.
Laura L.
now-housed Samaritan Member
Sometimes, you can feel really invisible and it can kind of feel al lot of times like there's no help out there. It was just nice to have people be like "Yea, we really want to help."

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