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San Pedro Region: Project Achieve and the Gatekeeper Project

The Long Beach area is plagued with an enormous number of homeless persons. There is never enough funding to help all of this population make a new life, so we work day to day to help them. Project Achieve provides … Continue reading

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San Gabriel Region: Brownson House

Provides basic needs assistance with food, clothing, motel vouchers, transportation, utility and rental assistance, applications for CalFresh benefits, parenting classes, life skills training, support groups for women and elderly, special events throughout the year, free lunch and summer program for … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara Region: Lompoc and Santa Maria

These northern communities will be the recipient of funding for two community centers lacking in resources for the programs. As with many of the regions, the homeless population, underemployed and low income families are the main focus.

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Our Lady of the Angels Region: St. Roberts Center

St. Roberts Center serves the homeless on weekends. Parishes within the region rotate staffing but recruiting volunteers is an uphill battle. Due to the large and increasing homeless population on the Westside, it is more critical than ever that we … Continue reading

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Robert Berry

Towards the end of a successful career and raising four children, Bob Berry thought of ways he could pay it forward for the beautiful life the Lord had given him. He had a long career in the Aerospace industry in … Continue reading

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Teresa Clougherty

Blessed with a 44-year marriage, four children and 14 grandchildren, Terry Clougherty believes she has a fairy tale life. So donating her spare time to charitable endeavors comes naturally with her goal to make a positive difference in other people’s … Continue reading

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Charles Gaffney

While the heartbreak of losing a child would bring most parents to their knees, Charlie Gaffney transcended the grief of losing his son 15 years ago, through charitable acts that continue to make a positive difference today. His son, Aidan, … Continue reading

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Lydia Gamboa

Raised in a Catholic family with four sisters and two brothers, Lydia Gamboa grew up watching her parents help others. In the Pinedo household, charity wasn’t an intangible concept, but rather, a way a life. “During the early 60s…people would … Continue reading

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Sr. Alice Marie Quinn, D.C.

At 80 years old, Sister Alice Marie Quinn is at the helm of the largest privately funded Meals on Wheels program in the country that serves 3,500 meals a day to the impoverished homebound – most of whom are elderly … Continue reading

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