Rosa At Casitas De Villa Corona

Rosa at Casitas de Villa Corona

Rosa Villarreal does more than talk with her hands.  They dance as she speaks—gracefully, rhythmically and eloquently.  The Casitas de Villa Corona resident’s eyes twinkle when she talks of her happy memories and they fill with tears when she recounts…

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Renewal And Healing Through Art

Renewal and Healing Through Art

As a child, Linda Wallace loved to draw, capturing the places and things she saw. Through her teen years and college, and even while working as a pediatric nurse’s aide and starting a family, Wallace kept sketching and painting the…

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Repairing Home, Restoring Dignity

Repairing Home, Restoring Dignity

In a home on San Antonio’s East Side neighborhood of Denver Heights,  Juana Rosa Mercado cooked meager meals on a hot plate and used a small crockpot to heat water for her bath. There was no running water, no heat…

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Making Connections

Making Connections

Old farm roads had long ago given way to interstate highways and the nearby historic missions would soon capture international acclaim. Yet the residents of this urban South Side neighborhood remained dependent on plumbing systems no household in one of…

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Meet Esther Temple

Meet Esther Temple

“Staying in my own home is important to me. This is where my 35 grandchildren come to see me.” —Esther Temple Many seniors are at risk of losing their independence because they can no longer live safely in their own…

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Mother learns to better nurture

When Nikkini Hammonds learned that her 4-year-old son had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), she knew she needed support. The 31-year-old single mother of five boys is a resident of Artisan at Salado Creek Apartments. Former Resident Services Coordinator Janice…

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A Champion’s Heart

50-year-old Mr. Kennis Price is proud of his 2007 San Antonio Spurs championship prosthetic. Despite the many challenges he faces as an amputee, he says it is much easier to go through life with a smile. Mr. Price says his…

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