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Sara Jacobs

Director, Kalamazoo County Continuum of Care

Sara Jacobs knows a lot about homelessness.

Not only because she heads the organization that works to coordinate the agencies and efforts to solve homelessness in Kalamazoo, but also because she lived it. When she was 14, Jacobs was homeless, alone and living on the streets of Phoenix. She left “an unsafe situation� at home, she says, and spent a (continued on page 37)

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