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By Jeff Pack

Homeless for the Holidays

City Net workers, deputies help find shelter for homeless woman


Last updated 12/13/2018 at 11:19pm

Shane Gibson

Kari, who has been homeless for one year and recently traveled to Temecula, talks with City Net representatives about getting linked up with a homeless shelter and other resources to help her get off the street at a Temecula park, Dec. 5.

Temecula Homeless Outreach Team deputies Todd Johnson and Rick Donoho climb out of their unmarked Ford Expedition and into the cold and rainy weather to talk with a homeless woman who agreed to meet with them to discuss her options a day earlier.

Behind the deputies, armed with backpacks and clipboards, are City Net program supervisor Tyler Ahtonen and Temecula-area case manager Pamay Ha.

"You two might want to hang back here until we talk to her a little bit to make sure it's OK," Johnson told myself and photographer Shane Gibson. "She knows us but doesn't know these two and having all si...

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tomsuttle writes:

It is so easy to be judgemental of others... sometimes as to their opinions, and sometimes as to their life circumstances. If you ever want to get a bit of perspective on lives outside of your own comfort zone, and maybe acquire a bit of genuine enlightenment along with that perspective, then do some volunteer work... it doesn't take a lot to do it... among those whose lives are at or even below anything you've ever imagined to be rock bottom. Their world may not change much, but yours will.


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