FROM THE DOWNTOWN EMERGENCY SERVICE CENTER
Issue 28 / fall 2014
DESC’s First Supportive Housing Community Celebrates Twenty Years! Dignified and friendly, Clifford walks through the cheerfully colored lobby of the Downtown Emergency Service Center’s Union Hotel and sits to chat about his life there. The Union celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and Clifford has been a resident since the beginning. Despite the “Emergency” in its name, DESC’s housing for the homeless and disabled goes beyond the shortterm fix to provide long-term stability. Thirty percent of tenants have lived at The Union longer than 10 years. Clifford is among four original residents still at home there.
Clifford has lived at the Union since it opened twenty years ago continued on page 5
Construction of Our New Community Underway in Interbay
The Interbay neighborhood has many amenities that will make it an ideal place for DESC clients to live and thrive. The immediate area offers easy access to transportation, parks, and shopping. story on page 7 A ND D ESC . O R G
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