Service Providers

Alan is joined by Jay Levy, the Western and Central Massachusetts Regional Manager with Eliot Community Human Services. Levy is a social worker and the author of the new book Homeless Narratives & Pretreatment Pathways: From Words to Housing, which is published by Loving Healing Press.
I love winter. I confess it’s my favourite time of year. I love the extremes of the season, even though I know it seems like a contradiction for someone in my line of work. I am a street nurse, which means my job focuses on homeless people and their health. Winter is brutal and unforgiving for...
Randy Duncan pulls up his sleeve and asks the doctor if the dark, reddish purple mark above his wrist is a liver spot. “We're going to a place that we don't want to be,” Dr. Jeff Turnbull tells Duncan quietly. “Do you think you could slow down a little bit?” “You mean the drinking?” asks Duncan, 57...
From her second-floor office window at the corner of Main and Sanford, Peggy Carter-arrowsmith looks out on one of Hamilton's most impoverished neighbourhoods. Carter-arrowsmith is a nurse practitioner, and she provides prenatal and postnatal care to a number of young, at-risk mothers and their...
My wife and I were at an elegant dinner party on the upper west side of Manhattan on a cold, clear wintry Saturday night when the conversation shifted to the homeless men sleeping on the steps of a church nearby. It was no surprise since our hosts and others there knew we both worked to improve the...
When the police brought Jane to 3East, the soles of her feet were blistered. Young and pretty beneath a layer of urban grime, she had been picked up for wandering barefoot around Portland, Ore., on a 90-degree August afternoon. She wouldn’t give her name and carried no identification, but went...

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