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Alcohol Led to Homelessness, a Hot Meal Led Him to a Home

Homelessness nearly killed Chad. After three months on the street, a brutal fight over a stolen tent landed him in the hospital, unconscious and with staples in his head. With nowhere safe to recuperate, he needed help. Heavy drinking lost him his job and the room he rented.

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Battling Indifference to Human Suffering

The COVID-19 crisis, and the economic strain accompanying it, has increased stress on our guests tremendously, especially for those experiencing mental illness or addiction. At Blanchet House, we have witnessed

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