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... the number of lives lost to overdose per day in the US


Someone’s child

Sunday in Kensington was cold and busy. A chilly day after a warm one usually means we will have lots of requests for cold weather items - gloves, hats, scarves, blankets and hoodies. We always run out, even though our friends and members of AIM keep us well-stocked...

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I miss my mom

It was extremely cold in Kensington today. We reminded a few of our angels that a ton of snow is expected tomorrow night into Tuesday. How does that work if you sleep outside on a mattress and all your belongings are out in the open? While I was on my way to...

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We believe in you

Today was a good, busy day. We laughed so much, even in the bitter cold with numb toes and fingers. I saw quite a few regulars, like S, who tells us week after week that he’s just about ready for treatment. He’s one of my favorites, one of the guys I look for each...

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We were all happy to see N again today. He looked good - new clothes, haircut, smile on his face. He shared the story behind the new clothes and haircut - he was panhandling on the corner the other day and heard someone call his name. He looked over at the car and saw...

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Sometimes when I come home from Kensington I feel so hopeless and angry. Like, how can this possibly get better? Seems like it’s just getting worse. So many people are down there suffering. We hear such heartbreaking stories, see so many of the same people out there....

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When we go to Kensington, we hope that we don’t see some of our favorite angels down there again. On the other hand, if we don’t see them, we worry about where they are. Have they OD’d? Did they go to treatment? (That’s what we hope for.) Sometimes we hear about them...

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