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Ricky’s SOAR Story

August 20, 2018

You guys saved my life, I’m being serious!  When you come out of CASS they don’t tell you what to expect, it wasn’t like that here (ABC).  You held my hand, when we were in the car you made it so much better by telling me over and over again where we were going and…
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Point in Time Street Count

April 17, 2018

Every year the team at ABC participates in the annual Homeless Street Count. This usually occurs, around the nation, during the third or fourth week of January. Many volunteers go out in the early morning hours and scour our streets, empty lots and parks looking for people experiencing homelessness, in an attempt to complete a…
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Happy Holidays

Thanks to generous donations from our community, ABC purchases and distributes a holiday gift bag to some of our most vulnerable participants each year. The gift bag often includes a mixture of necessities and fun items that our lowest income participants may never be able to purchase for themselves, such as warm scarves, manicure sets,…
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ABC RELOCATING!

November 9, 2017

ABC recently purchased the building at 501 E. Thomas Rd. and is excited to announce the future relocation of our administrative offices to our new site! This building is larger with more offices and is perfect for housing more meetings and staff, and providing more opportunities for coordination of care for those who have been…
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SOAR

This past spring, Jayne Klages joined Pamela Ramirez in providing SOAR services to those who experience homelessness and are enrolled in ABC’s housing program.  Together they are currently working with nine participants in the SOAR program with another eight waiting to be screened. SOAR stands for the SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery  Program. The goals…
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IT’S ALL ABOUT SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY: MEET MS. COTTON

Ms. Cotton is a courageous, inspirational woman who has weathered many a storm to stand before us today wearing that glowing smile. At the young age of 13, she was homeless, afraid and alone. She grew up fast, experiencing trauma after trauma. Ms. Cotton was introduced to ABC through Recovery Innovations. She entered and survived…
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ANONYMOUS DONOR GIVES $300K!

ABC’s fundraising chairperson was approached early last year about information on “good local organizations that would wisely use large donations.” In response, he shared about ABC’s work on behalf of people affected by homelessness and serious mental illness. The donor was impressed! Shortly thereafter ABC received a LARGE donation in honor of the individual’s grandson….
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LEARN TO BE A VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS: ERIC GILBERTSON ADVOCACY INSTITUTE

ABC will again sponsor the Eric Gilbertson Advocacy Institute for Behavioral Health on six Saturdays starting in September 2017 and concluding in early December 2017. This will be the 12th time the Institute has been offered. The program is targeted to individuals receiving services from the public behavioral health system, as well as family members,…
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A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIRWOMAN

A story was once told by ABC’s founder and CEO, Ted Williams, of an encounter he had while helping with the annual point-in-time street count required by HUD. Jane (not her real name) had set up her camp behind a high cluster of bushes lining one side of a vacant parking lot. After Mr. Williams…
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