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Letter submitted by former Citrus Heights resident Renah S. Wall–
[RE: What does the Citrus Heights homeless navigator do? March 28th] When I first received Toni Morgan’s card, I felt the same way: what does the navigator do?
I was still living in my home about to become homeless when Toni provided me with a list of drug and alcohol abuse programs. Most of the numbers on the list were impossible to get into. They required money, something a homeless person is likely not to have.
Toni first had me sign papers, she said the next step, “I need income.” My health was in no condition to work. Toni had me meet with a disability lawyer and soon I received SSI and SSDI.
I now live in Eureka, I have been off meth over seven months and have over two months tobacco free.
I am 36, and — for the first time since I was 13 — I am drug, alcohol, and tobacco free. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time.
I have taken care of all my legal matters, my traffic tickets, working on Revenue Recovery. I now have my Drivers License, I graduate my AOD classes April 3rd.
I am current on my child support and I see my boys every weekend and will soon share custody with my ex-husband. Not only do I see them every weekend, we go to movies, bowling, shopping at the Mall, and often out to eat.
I call Toni Morgan often to check in and give her my updates. Also, I like to ask about my favorite officer, James Evans.
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