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"Sometimes we need other people's help so we can improve our lives and make a better future for our children. I want to be a lawyer because I want to help the people that don't have money to pay for a lawyer. I think that sometimes justice here is not really justice, and I want to change things. I know to change the world is difficult . . . ," paused Marie, "but if I can do one thing that will change the world then I'm going to do it."
Through a fierce determination, in addition to the care and support of the people at Capernaum Place, Marie exemplifies how a person can transition from homelessness to a purposeful life that will allow her to fulfill her goals and ambitions for the future. Carmen Paulino, Housing Coordinator at Lazarus House recalls, "She's persistent and a go-getter. If she puts her mind to something, she will achieve it!"
92% of the residents and their families living at Capernaum Place go on to permanent housing after receiving a helping hand out of poverty. If you would like to help someone like Marie please donate online. Thank you.