Pure Joy! Holidays should be a time of joy and celebration, especially for children. Unfortunately, for many children living in low-income families, the holidays represent a time that highlights what they don’t have and what their parents are unable to give them. LifeSTEPS staff from the LA Valley region wanted to bring some holiday joy […]
The wildfire reached Sweet T’s restaurant in Santa Rosa on October 9th. It was gone in a matter of minutes–reduced to hot metal and ash. And so was Nina’s only source of income. Nina, 30, is a single mom living with her nine-year-old daughter, Kaylee, in the USA Properties Fund community of Terracina at Santa Rosa. Nina had […]
Here it is: Our 2016 Annual Report! We hope you’ll take a moment to review some of the incredible successes we’ve accomplished recently and celebrate with us. 2016 Annual Report
Strong property management and service coordinator partnerships are vital to affordable housing communities. The relationship between the property manager and service coordinator is the key to ensuring that residents have an improved quality of life and stay housed. Service coordination has been shown to have cost savings by our ability to reduce turnover and assist […]
Watching the health of your lifelong partner decline is a heartbreaking experience. After a lifetime together, nothing really prepares you for the suffering you will witness or the exhaustion you will endure in becoming your spouse’s primary caregiver. Guillermo, a resident at AMCAL’s Hollenbeck Terrace, is a devoted husband who would do anything to help […]
Yanelly waited in line at her city’s food bank for hours, often to be turned away. She would walk back to her family’s home to face her younger brothers and sisters empty-handed. At 25 years old this was not the life she had imagined for herself. Yanelly had dreams of getting married, starting a family […]
Fabiola Fabian remembers the moment with razor sharp clarity. Standing behind her front door, out of sight, but still able to hear the thoughtless comment from her neighbor as she spoke to Fabiola’s mom, “Your daughter might as well not work so hard to get good grades, she’ll just end up working at McDonald’s anyway.” […]
Kids get stomach aches. They get upset tummies for so many reasons: the first day of school, the first day of vacation, pretty much the first day of anything new and sometimes because they ate too many gummy bears before dinner. When *Patricia’s daughter, Emily, 9, complained her stomach hurt for four days in a […]
There is nothing more basic to our humanity than the need for food. When the results from a recent LifeSTEPS resident survey showed over 50% of our seniors were food insecure here in the Sacramento area, we knew something had to be done. Experiences working with older adults has shown there are multiple reasons a […]
The future of health care is unclear and news is flying fast and furious… but we do know that older adults are particularly vulnerable. These services, like in-home supportive services (IHSS), provide critical care that helps people like the thousands of older adults we serve across California thrive in place. We have tracked this […]
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