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Ignacio: A 180 degree turn

Posted on May 2, 2016 in News

A man of few words, Ignacio works at the local Trader Joe’s. He works day in and day out moving, stacking, planning and organizing merchandise during his night shift. He complains little about his job even when it leaves him exhausted with an upside down sleep schedule. Over eight years ago, he started working at Trader Joe’s. At that point, it had been...

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Rebuilding the Men’s House Together

Posted on Apr 30, 2016 in News

30 April 2016: Earlier this month, several organizations and a multitude of people came together to completely change the face of the Free At Last Men’s Residence. A place that houses 18 men at a time, this residence is critical to the FAL recovery program. It provides a space to not only heal but also to reconnect and rekindle relationships with family...

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April 2016 Graduation Well Received As Always

Posted on Apr 25, 2016 in News

25 April 2016 – “I shared things I had never shared with anyone before …. Yes, I feel lighter” says Anthony, a Free At Last (FAL) client part of the April 2016 graduation class of 10 in-residence and 5 out-patient clients. Thanks to the FAL program, he is now in recovery, he has a job and he is transitioning to sober living housing. When asked what...

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FAL’s 22nd Anniversary Celebrations

Posted on Feb 1, 2016 in News

30 Jan 2016 – Every year starting in the Fall and leading up to the Friday before Martin Luther King’s Day in January, the FAL office hums with excitement and anxiety. “Our anniversary celebrations are a big deal for us to celebrate our history and success.” Shares Sue Cortopassi, FAL’s current CEO. This year, as FAL’s 22nd anniversary neared, it was...

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Kicking off 2016 with Gusto

Posted on Jan 20, 2016 in News

19 Jan 2016 – Free At Last (FAL) has a lot to look forward to in 2016. FAL has a new website and it has been made possible in part by a grant from the Community Opportunity Fund grant making strategy of Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Diligently worked into shape by Arturo Samayoa at Nimbus Designs, the FAL website at has finally...

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Fiscal Year 2014-15 in Review (Annual Report)

Posted on Dec 17, 2015 in Annual Reports, News

17 Dec 2015 – Free At Last’s 2015 annual report is now available. Here are a few numbers from this year’s report: Over 6,750 people signed in on the drop-in center’s daily sign-in sheet 1,919 individuals received information, education, and/or referrals as part of our prevention and street outreach 31 men and women participated in the out patient...

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