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April Stories - Brooke and Lauren

In April, we had successes and shortcomings. Two of our AmeriCorps members, Brooke and Lauren, captured moments in the paragraphs below.

 

"I worked with a chronically homeless client that has been in and out of the shelter system for many years. She is now document ready and connected with primary medical services on site at the shelter and through public health. She is receiving mental health services as well. She has complex mental health and medical issues and I have been working with the doctor onsite to get referrals." 

Jeff's Story - February

Jeff Shaffer met with two people experiencing homelessness while he was doing outreach with Madeline from Behavioral Wellness on Tuesday, January 29th. 

Jeff and Madeline were doing sock outreach, and they were just working to get to know everyone on State. At Home for Good Santa Barbara County, one of our goals is to personally get to know the community that we are helping. We don't believe that we can create positive change if we are offering help without actually knowing the problems and the people experiencing them. 

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