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Meet Johan

Johan lives with his family in low-income housing in Santa Barbara. The family has been unable to find a place they could afford to live because Johan’s dad could no longer work after being diagnosed with a terminal illness.

When the family moved into a community of People’s Self-Help Housing (PSHH), they were happy to have bedrooms for Johan and his two siblings, a space to care for dad, and a safe, neighborhood to live in. Johan joined Camino Scholars – PSHH’s on-site, after-school program funded by a grant from the Santa Barbara Foundation – when he was in kindergarten.

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Unfortunately, his dad passed away last year, but Johan and his family received loving support and wrap-around services from PSHH, including help from social workers and Camino Scholars educators.

In fact, Johan just received an award for “Most Improved Student” in his third-grade class at school! Johan’s mom said, “I don’t think I would have been able to survive after my husband passed if it wasn’t for all the amazing support we received from PSHH!”

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