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SFC Guest Spotlight ~ Cathy!

MEET CATHY!

 

Cathy had been homeless for three years, and started coming to SFC in March of 2017. Working with our case management program, Cathy was first connected with Kedren Community Health Center to receive mental health services. Thalia, our resource specialist, then started to work with her, and connected her with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority to get her into housing. This past January, Cathy got matched with A Community of Friends, and was housed into one of their properties last week!

During the whole process, Thalia was meeting with her once a week, and attended all of Cathy’s meetings with her. “The whole process can be complicated and can take awhile, so I’m glad Cathy had someone with her to provide help and support,” Thalia said. Cathy will be transitioning into our Family Well-Being program, where she will be receiving pantry services, and volunteering at SFC.

Join us in welcoming Cathy home into her new apartment!

 

St. Francis Center officially launched case management as part of our Resource Services for guests last year. This new component of our program offerings expands our current Resource Services and connects guests with emergency shelter, permanent, supportive housing, employment opportunities, utilities and rental assistance and a variety of comprehensive services.

Our goal is to build upon our strength in hunger relief and immediate needs services and focus on providing transformational change for our guests through our new case management services.

 

We are in need of volunteers this week!

Available shifts:

– Thursday, July 26:  Pantry (9:30am-12:30pm, 7 volunteers)

– Friday, July 27:  Breakfast (7:00am-9:30am, 8 volunteers)

– Friday, July 27: Senior Pantry 9:30am-12:30pm4 volunteers

 

If you are interested in Serving Hope, contact volunteer@sfcla.org or 213.747.5347 x 111.