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BISHOP’S BLESSING

Innovative recuperative care program welcomes Auxiliary Bishop Timothy Freyer for tour and blessing

By Staff     9/5/2017

The Illumination Foundation’s Recuperative Care program received a visit from Diocese of Orange Auxiliary Bishop Timothy Freyer recently. The bishop toured the facility, met with staff and then blessed the building, the program and the efforts of those who work tirelessly to end homelessness through the medical stabilization of its clients.

“The Illumination Foundation is doing some incredibly innovative work in accompanying people with chronic and crisis illness,” said Greg Walgenbach, director of the Office of Life, Justice and Peace at the Diocese of Orange, who also joined the tour. He added that the organization is adept at “providing housing and medical needs, with wraparound services, all with the goal of getting them into permanent supportive housing and reintegration into the community.”

Services at the center include housing connections, social case management, transportation to medical appointments, mental health connections and more. More than 3,000 have been served.

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