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# How it happened When my grandmother passed I wound up on the street....

My grandmother was really my rock, she raised my kids with me, and grounded me when my mental health issues were at their worst. I felt God leading me to Seattle so I’ve been here trying to start afresh since then. # Where I want to be My goal right now is finding a home, just a little space to myself will do. And my dream is to one day have a place big enough for me to bring my son up from Houston to live with me. # What I need to get there I get by on $90 in food benefits and bus tickets from Mary’s Place to get to my appointments, so any help from you would support me with the very basics!

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Help with next month’s rent due to a death in the family and an unexpected trip out of town.

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During this unprecented time, it's never been more important to help them find a safe, stable, supportive place to sleep at night.

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Jeff Lilley
former CEO, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission
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.
Samaritan Member
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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