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Jimmy's Story

Jimmy has been a street kid for the past 4 years, since he was 15. The outreach team found Jimmy playing his guitar outside of Horton Plaza and began building a relationship with him. Initially, Jimmy presented like a traveler and was just "hanging out temporarily" in San Diego but as time went by, it became more obvious that Jimmy was staying in the area. He began coming into the drop-in center once or twice a week to shower, get clean clothes and say hi.

Initially, Jimmy was not open about his family or background history. He did say he had a father who lived locally but could not safely live with him because of past conflicts and his father's girlfriend didn't like him. Jimmy would disclose little pieces of himself and then would disappear for months at a time. All we knew was his mother and younger brother were living in an abusive situation in TX. and his father was in a new relationship in which Jimmy was not welcomed. He lived on the streets and stayed mainly to himself.

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Local Contacts

Executive Director
Terilyn (Teri) Burg
Director of Outreach Center Operations
Heather Fitzgerald
Director of Community Resource Development
Gene Lyons
Director of Volunteers
Tahnee Richison
Director of Kid Development
Linda Nichols
Director of Fund Development
Terilyn (Teri) Burg
Director of Kid Activities
Chuck Block
Meal Coordinator
Suzy Cusmano

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