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Rebuilding Lives

Women and their children coming to St. Anne's Place, an emergency housing shelter, are looking for understanding, hope, and support to overcome huge obstacles. Cathy's life was so unstable that her four year-old twin daughters seldom spoke and were still wetting the bed when they arrived. Seven months later, both are potty trained and have phenomenal vocabularies.

With a safe home, stable routine, good nutrition and lots of attention, Cathy’s daughters began to thrive and she enrolled in school. She graduated in December and accepted a skilled job that will pay her enough to support her family. Cathy is currently apartment hunting with hopes of setting up her first home this spring.

The Medica Foundation is proud to support Ascension Place, which operates St. Anne's Place, to assist families who are homeless, in poverty and headed by women.

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