Piedad’s Story

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If I’m here, alive, and healthy, then my kids will be, too.  When Piedad was diagnosed with prediabetes last December, she immediately thought of her three children. As a single mother with a family history of diabetes, she knew that the disease not only threatened her life, it also put her children at risk of… Read more ›

Clara’s Story

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“We found our home.” In 2014, Clara, a single mother of 3 daughters, was living in an unsafe and unstable environment. With no family close by, Clara struggled to pay rent and provide for children on a single income. She longed for a home where she and her daughters could feel safe, but the apartments… Read more ›

Terry’s Story

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  “North Park Seniors is my miracle.” Terry is a gay Atlanta born activist, artist, writer, and 34-year survivor of HIV/AIDS. He came to San Diego 20 years ago to seek medical care at UC San Diego’s Owen Clinic for HIV/AIDS and has lived here ever since. In the fall of 2016, Terry’s landlord told him… Read more ›

Volunteer Spotlight: Kalthum, Zahra, and Sagal

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From left: Sagal, Zahra (Community Building Coordinator), Zahra (volunteer), Kalthum Three volunteers at CHW Bandar Salaam community accepted to SDSU Congratulations to volunteers Kalthum, Zahra, and Sagal on their acceptance to San Diego State University! These college-bound seniors have been volunteering at the Bandar Salaam Community Center for two years, tutoring young residents in the… Read more ›

Kalthum’s Story

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Kalthum is a college-bound high school senior who lives and volunteers at Community HousingWorks’ Bandar Salaam community. Kalthum and her family have lived in the Bandar Salaam community for 13 years. In high school, she began volunteering at Bandar Salaam’s Community Center, tutoring young residents in the Study Stars after-school learning program. As a resident and… Read more ›