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March 22, 1993 | SARA CATANIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Packing bandages, antiseptic and other medical supplies, public health nurse Evelyn Burge sets off on her daily rounds, making house calls on people without homes. As she pulls up to her first stop, she is greeted by a small group of homeless men and women eager for attention to their various medical troubles. "I've had doctors treat me like dirt," said Carolyn Caron, a 55-year-old disabled woman, who for the moment lives in a Ventura shelter. "If it wasn't for her, I just wouldn't go for help."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1995 | ISAAC GUZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When you live on the streets, the search for a hot meal, a blanket and a bed makes a visit to the doctor seem like an unwarranted luxury. So you ignore the simple ailments--head colds, cut fingers--and wind up with pneumonia or some other deadly infection. Maybe you know you're diabetic or suffering from tuberculosis. But what can you do? You've got to eat first, and you've got no time to take care of illness, much less pay for treatment.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1995 | ISAAC GUZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When you live on the streets, the search for a hot meal, a blanket and a bed makes a visit to the doctor seem like an unwarranted luxury. So you ignore the simple ailments--head colds, cut fingers--and wind up with pneumonia or some other deadly infection. Maybe you know you're diabetic or suffering from tuberculosis. But what can you do? You've got to eat first, and you've got no time to take care of illness, much less pay for treatment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1993 | SARA CATANIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Packing bandages, antiseptic and other medical supplies, public health nurse Evelyn Burge sets off on her daily rounds, making house calls on people without homes. As she pulls up to her first stop, she is greeted by a small group of homeless men and women eager for attention to their various medical troubles. "I've had doctors treat me like dirt," said Carolyn Caron, a 55-year-old disabled woman, who for the moment lives in a Ventura shelter. "If it wasn't for her, I just wouldn't go for help."
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March 22, 1993 | SARA CATANIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Packing bandages, antiseptic and other medical supplies, public health nurse Evelyn Burge sets off on her daily rounds, making house calls on people without homes. As she pulls up to her first stop, she is greeted by a small group of homeless men and women eager for attention to their various medical troubles. "I've had doctors treat me like dirt," said Carolyn Caron, a 55-year-old disabled woman, who is living in a Ventura shelter. "If it wasn't for her I just wouldn't go for help."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1994 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The good deeds of good Samaritans nurture the riverbed society and keep it alive. * Food is handed out free every day to river-bottom residents. Clothing is available, often dropped in a nearby parking lot for the homeless to pick through. Dog food is dispensed on Sundays. So is religion. A small band of care givers regularly visits the river-bottom homeless, delivering help and a measure of hope, ministering to the mind, the body and the soul.
NEWS
August 6, 1991 | LAURA LAUGHLIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When the mercury reaches sizzling heights, residents cope by staying close to air conditioners, jumping into swimming pools and vacationing in cooler climates. But those options are not available for the estimated 7,000 homeless people who live in the Phoenix metropolitan area. For them, the heat can be deadly.
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