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As we are watching updates on the new of those being affected by the Sonoma and Napa wildfires, our immediate reaction at the Bay Area Rescue Mission was what can we do to help. We know that many of those affected by the fires could hardly imagine, that in just a few short moments, they are now experiencing homelessness.
Here are five stories of hope that show how lives are being changed at the Bay Area Rescue Mission.
Tina spent the first years of her life in an abusive and dysfunctional home. When she was 9, she ran away for the first time. At 13 she met a boy who took her to the “hood,” where she began her life on the streets.