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Telling our story together.

"I've come a long way, and I'm not stopping."


There was a time in Theresa’s life when she was homeless and accepted her lot in life.

She was going back and forth from jail, until she stood before a particular judge who let her know her lifestyle was going to land her in prison.

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A Veteran's Story


Laura describes her four years in the military as the hardest of her life, due to the constant sexual harassment that never abated.

“I would try not to sleep in the barracks. If I did need to rest, I would leave my boots on and have a knife with me.”

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Meet our Peer Leader: Francine


Francine is retired, but she’s not your average retiree.

Francine spent years struggling to make ends meet.  She was laid off from her cashier job at a fast food restaurant, and tried her hand at housekeeping work, and even newspaper delivery.

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5 Things We Learned from Lobbying in Sacramento

vikkiv2_-edited.jpgLast year, DWC participated in Corporation for Supportive Housing’s Lobby Day in Sacramento. Dozens of advocates from affordable housing agencies across California came together for a day of lobbying at the State Capitol for the CA Homes & Jobs Act.

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