When he was a young man, Harold was charged with a burglary offense and given deferred adjudication (DA), a special type of probation that allows a charge to be removed from a criminal record. Although Harold successfully completed the DA terms, the arrest remained on his record because removal is not automatic, but requires an additional legal step that most people don’t know how to do on their own. So despite an otherwise clean criminal record, Harold was haunted by that charge every time he sought employment or tried to rent an apartment.
LifeLine's Pets for Life Community Outreach team is always out in the neighborhood, going door to door to meet people and their pets. Our outreach helps us to not only meet new people, but also to reconnect with clients and pets we might not have seen in awhile. Pets like adorable Yuri, who is your stereotypical wiggly pittie, and is always happy to greet you with a smile and a lick on the face. Yuri's owner was excited to see us, as he had lost our contact information. Now he can reach out to us anytime if he needs anything for Yuri!
Food has the power to heal. That has never been more apparent than in this past year when we experienced the isolating effects of a world health crisis. We have had to find creative ways to get the right food to people so that they can maintain good health and well-being and know that they are seen and not forgotten.