Meet Dennis

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  Dennis is a formerly-homeless Veteran who lives at Community HousingWorks’ affordable Avocado Court apartment community in Escondido. After getting injured during his time in the Navy, Dennis found himself struggling to get back on his feet and was homeless for over 12 years. When Dennis heard about CHW’s new apartment community for homeless Veterans,… Read more ›

Community Comes Together to Support Health

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Health Stars Program CHW is partnering with Rady Children’s Hospital Center for Healthier Communities to bring health, safety, and literacy education to residents in many of our San Diego communities. The Rady Children’s Hospital Center for Healthier Communities Health Stars program is a new model to help address the root causes of health disparity. Research indicates that education… Read more ›

Healthy Resources for Poway Residents

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Farm to Community CHW residents in Poway are benefiting from local resources that bring healthy foods and classes straight to their community. Backyard Produce Project Our communities of Poway Villas and Park View Terrace receive fresh fruits and vegetables on a monthly basis from Backyard Produce Project. The Backyard Produce Project, a Palomar Health Community Action Council endeavor,… Read more ›

An Intergenerational Tea Party

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Last month, some Poway residents celebrated Valentine’s Day by spreading a little love around the community! Inspired by a chance to improve a sense of community amongst the several generations of Poway Villas neighbors, spanning age 6 to 89, Community Building Coordinator Alison planned a very special Valentine’s event, an Intergenerational Tea Party. This venue allowed not… Read more ›

5 Simple Steps to Save Successfully

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  By Tammy Greynolds, America Saves Communications Coordinator America Saves Week (February 22 – 27, 2016) is an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. The theme for this year’s America Saves Week is simple: Save Automatically. Try these five simple steps during America Saves Week to help yourself save… Read more ›

Melissa’s Story

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“Living here [at Azusa Apartments] has given me opportunities that I would not have had somewhere else…I would not be as involved in my city and helping others.” – Melissa Growing up, Melissa often struggled in school. The oldest of three, Melissa found it difficult to find assistance with her homework at home. She did not have tutoring or reading programs… Read more ›

COMING SOON – San Diego’s First LGBT-Affirming Senior Community

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San Diego City Council and Housing Commission support gives Community HousingWorks green light to build groundbreaking development SAN DIEGO, CA — December 8, 2015 —The San Diego City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to help finance what will be the city’s first LGBT-affirming senior community, a groundbreaking development proposed by Community HousingWorks. “There is a tremendous… Read more ›

Jared’s Story

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“Jared did not speak any English when he started [Running Readers]. But the smaller group in Running Readers and having that extra time to read are reasons he has done so well. It gives me peace of mind – I love it.” – Jared’s mother When Jared started the Running Readers program in Kindergarten, he spoke… Read more ›