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The doctor is now IN

The doctor is now IN

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

I couldn’t tell you the first time I ever met the Mayor of the Square. I was probably standing in the shade from the Cabildo in Jackson Square, listening to the square’s ad hoc brass band along with wandering tourists and locals passing through the Square. That’s how most people have met him.

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Now able to house Manuel Justin.

Now able to house Manuel Justin.

| December 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The UNITY we are today is able to house more chronically homeless people like Manuel Justin. After Hurricane Katrina, UNITY reinvented itself to respond to an explosion of homelessness. This summer, a New Orleans partnership led by UNITY further finetuned the way our teams approach and house New Orleans’ most vulnerable people. Manuel Justin, 62, […]

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Disabled and homeless, he relied on people's kindness.

Disabled and homeless, he relied on people’s kindness.

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

But now, with support from UNITY, Mr. Dawson is housed and is learning to do things himself. This blog post is by Emily Leitzinger, a case manager at UNITY’s award-winning Rosa F. Keller Building, a UNITY-owned apartment community for the working poor and for disabled people rescued from homelessness. On a cold night in 2010, I gave my […]

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A look back at 2012: decimating the "Tenacious Ten" list

A look back at 2012: decimating the “Tenacious Ten” list

| December 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Mike Miller, UNITY’s director of supportive-housing placement There is one simple vindication for all the daily frustrations of being an outreach worker — the disjointed, the systems of broken systems, the personal ravages of the street of those living on it. This last blog of the year pays homage to all the empty doorways, […]

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Housing Uncle Jesse

Housing Uncle Jesse

| December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

                                                           By Mike Miller, UNITY’s director of supportive-housing placement Sometimes I have trouble explaining what I do for a living.  When I say I work with the […]

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