Stories

December 20, 2019

The Cruz Family Gets Needed Services – And a Home!

When the Cruz family first arrived at Theriault House Emergency Family Shelter, they were still reeling from the fire that had now left them homeless. This […]
December 10, 2019

Jeremy and Cheyenne

 “All the security we have, all the therapy they have helped with, this beautiful and safe place to live, everything is due to Illumination Foundation.” –Cheyenne […]
December 10, 2019

Barbara and Chris

November 27, 2019 Barbara and Chris Pincheira-Ramos were married on August 17, 2018, and soon after, the Orange County Register featured their inspiring story. Since the […]
September 27, 2017

Don’s Journey Home

Before becoming homeless, Donald served in the National Guard and an airborne ranger for twelve years. While he cared deeply for his family, he struggled with […]
July 30, 2017

Maria – Los Angeles

Maria came to IF Recuperative Care shortly after the 2014 Christmas Holidays. She is a petite elderly undocumented homeless woman with breast cancer that resulted in […]
July 30, 2017

David – Orange County

When St. Joseph Hospital referred David P. to Illumination Foundation’s Recuperative Care, he had been experiencing homelessness for 10 years. David had developed liver cirrhosis and […]
July 29, 2017

James- Los Angeles

James came to Recuperative Care as a referral from a caring nurse who wanted to make a difference in her patient’s life. He was a U.S. […]
July 28, 2017

Lyn – Orange County

Lyn, her sister, and her mother, Janice, left Toledo, Ohio 30 years ago to start a new life in the West Coast. As a single mother […]
July 28, 2017

Andra – Inland Empire

It is a great pleasure to report the success of one of our IE Recuperative Care graduates, Andra, aka “Everybody’s Street Mama.” Ms. Williams had experienced […]
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