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Lydia and Jeremiah's Story

Posted on Jul 31, 2017

Lydia and Jeremiah, two students, were recently homeless and they shared their thoughts on the experience with Fresno EOC Sanctuary Outreach to the Streets (SOS). Lydia describes the struggle of being homeless, "I was going place to place and being told unexpectedly to leave. I was very scared and depressed, but even though I went through a big struggle, I never gave up." Jeremiah echoes this strain, "I had to worry about where I am going to stay for a while or just a night, on top of that…

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Valley Children's Hospital just welcomed their first class of their Pediatric Residency Program. In addition to the regular components of a residency program, they wanted to make sure these future pediatricians were exposed to the unique circumstances many of our families face and how they affect the lives of our children. The vision is to educate and empower the residents to be advocates for kids throughout their career. In order to achieve this vision Valley Children's Hospital reached out to…

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Fresno EOC Street Saints is proud to be presented with a check for $20,000 from Wells Fargo Bank Community Development Grants to fund our Summer Youth Employment and Leadership Program. In addition to our employment skills trainings, we have been able to incorporate the 4-H Youth Advocacy Curriculum and have our youth participate in weekly workshops prepared and hosted by current Fresno State students. This year we have 25 young people enrolled in the Summer Youth Employment and Leadership…

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On June 1, 2017, over 20 stakeholders joined with Senator Dianne Feinstein to discuss the state of human trafficking in the Central Valley. Feinstein took valuable time out of her Fresno visit to listen to the stories of survivors and was informed on the challenges faced by the region. She was particularly impressed by the collaborative model embraced by victim services and law enforcement to provide intervention and support. “Today was a really unique meeting, because Fresno seems to…

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Genevieve is about to graduate from a mainstream high school in June. But the path to graduation was not an easy one because Genevieve is a teen parent. About a week before she found out that she was pregnant during her junior year of high school, she broke up with the baby’s father. She was unable to tell her parents and talked with her older sister first seeking guidance. Two weeks later, her sister told their parents that Genevieve was pregnant. Her parents wanted her to terminate the…

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