Client Stories


Thank you for helping this family start over amid COVID-19

Ana and her sons came to the U.S. seeking asylum. They fled cartel violence in their hometown where the children, ages 5-9, witnessed the execution of their stepfather and saw their mom threatened at gunpoint. They had extended family in the U.S. but COVID-19 and the related job losses left their family unable to help. Thanks to you, Ana and...

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Thank you for answering Caterina's call for help

Caterina doesn’t have much, but she works hard to give her three children the best possible life under their circumstances. Her son has a serious medical condition, so her life involves a a lot of doctor appointments. At the same time, she is diligent about her own mental health – she knows she cannot provide for her kids if she slides...

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Changing priorities

30-year-old Pamela was referred to us from the Santa Clara Drug Treatment Court. When we met her, Pamela had been using heroin and meth daily for the past 15 years. She was isolated and struggling with depression and extreme social anxiety. At Community Solutions, Pamela was provided with a case manager who met with her weekly to work on managing...

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A new worldview at age 9

9-year-old Brandon was being bullied at school and felt like an outcast. He was afraid to be at school without his mom by his side. When she wasn’t there, he became very aggressive and violent toward his peers. Most days he would not even go to school. When we met Brandon, he was barely attending school and had been sent...

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