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Coming in from the Cold

Seeing Shanice could break your heart. Wrapped in layers of dirty clothing, she lived alone on the streets and was afraid to take medication for her serious mental illness.

One freezing winter day, Shanice came to SOME’s Medical Clinic. Our caring staff treated her and encouraged her to accept a bed at SOME’s Jordan House psychiatric crisis shelter. She declined, but agreed to go there for a snack.

Two sandwiches later, Shanice asked if there was any syrup. She stayed at Jordan House that night.

In the coming days, the depth of Shanice’s suffering emerged. Under her many layers of clothing she was extremely malnourished, and she was suffering from severe trauma.

Our skilled staff was able to give Shanice the care and services that she desperately needed. Today, her mental health is stable and she lives in safe, permanent housing.

Thank you for your support that enables individuals like Shanice to find healing and hope.

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