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The person in our office who writes the checks and does other clerical functions just told me something interesting.

Names are attached to all the information processed here at MHA. She said that she felt really good to see a certain client clearly making their way to a better life.

First she saw him name on the attendance list for Mel’s Place, our homeless shelter.

She then saw his name on paperwork that indicated that we financially assisted him in achieving goals.

She was able to see that we helped him with security deposit, so he was housed. Then with clothing and food and finally she saw that we assisted him with some tuition at Dutchess Community College.

She has never met this young man but she expressed how good it felt to know he was getting the assistance he needed and making strides in the right direction.