Learning Homelessness at the Annual Ramona Homelessness Solidarity Retreat
Seventeen Ramona students, Mr. Laborie, Sister Anna, and Mrs. Lopez ’11 spent most of their weekend learning about homelessness at the annual Ramona Homelessness Solidarity Retreat recently. Guest speaker Sister Judy Vaughan, CSJ, Director of Alexandria House, a shelter for women and children, gave a presentation about the reality of homelessness in L.A. She brought Gigi, a woman who used to be homeless who shared her story. Participants slept in cardboard boxes around the porch of the English Wing. All participants remained dry, but some boxes did not survive the rain unscathed! The next Saturday, half of the retreatants went to Union Station in Pasadena and served lunch to the homeless. The other half went to St. Francis Center, a food pantry in L.A., and handed out food to food insecure families.
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