Meet CitySquare's Neighbors

Meet Ray

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Ray lived on the streets for nine years. Then, seven years ago, he began volunteering at the CitySquare Thrift Store. CitySquare case managers helped Ray find a home during this time. His strong work ethic and years of dedication earned him a full-time job when a position opened in 2016. In the year and a …

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Meet David

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David has worked at the Anatole Hotel in Dallas for more than 25 years. Several years ago, he began volunteering at the CitySquare Food Pantry, where he was often encouraged to take the Food Service and Hospitality class. Finally, David decided that the time was right for him to enroll. He graduated from the six …

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Meet James

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At 15 years old, James was taken from his home and put into foster care. By the time he turned 18, he had lived in 3 separate homes and was eager to find stability for himself. He hoped to move to Houston to live with his older brother, Marty. But Marty wasn’t much older than …

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Meet Mary

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Raised in Colorado, Mervine “Mary” Martinez survived an abusive childhood before earning her degree in Theology and Evangelism. As an adult, she came to Dallas to start a street ministry with members of her faith who wanted to help those in need. For years, she used her own experience and testimony to bring hope to …

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Meet Brandon

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In 2008, Brandon’s life was up-ended when, shortly after losing his job, his partner of many years passed away. Brandon had led a normal life with a career and a family up to that point. He was like any of us. But, suddenly jobless, he found himself sinking into a deep and crippling depression. That …

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