Meet CitySquare's Neighbors

Meet June

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Like many folks here in Dallas, there’s nothing more important to June Gates than family. One of the happiest days of her life was when her grandson Jeremiah was born. Unfortunately, June’s daughter, Jeremiah’s mother, struggled with serious health issues that affected her ability to provide for Jeremiah. During the periods spent with his mother, …

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Meet Carl

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Carl ran away from home when he was 15 years old. After spending the 22 years on the streets, he found CitySquare, where case workers helped him find an temporary apartment. A year later, Carl moved into permanent supportive housing at The Cottages at Hickory Crossing, where he has been for the last two years. …

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Meet Victor

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Victor Brown spent 25 years in the Texas Department of Corrections. After his release last year, he returned to Dallas, securing a minimum-wage job with a landscaping company in Carrollton, Texas. Because he worked the night shift—from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.—Victor’s commute was a challenge. One night, during his bus ride to work, Victor …

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Meet Holly

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Holly has come a long way in the last couple of years. With the help of CitySquare case managers, she was able to find an apartment after several months living at the Austin Street Shelter in 2016. In February of 2017, once she was settled into her home, Holly began volunteering in the houseware department …

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Meet Nila

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In 2009, Nila found a posting for a position with CitySquare AmeriCorps. The position offered a living allowance and funding for her education in exchange for one term of service. Working on her Associate’s Degree and desperately needing a job, Nila applied and was accepted. She served with an out-of-school time program based in low-income …

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