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UC Berkeley’s Suitcase Clinic: Services for the homeless, life lessons for the volunteers

Chris Ki, an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, cuts the hair of Michael Georgeius, a client of The Suitcase Clinic. Photo: Brittany Hosea-Small/UC Berkeley By Cathy Cockrell, UC Berkeley News A foot washing. A haircut. Empathy. Legal advice. Eyeglasses or dental work. Medical attention for a wound, a case of scabies or even diabetes. All these […]

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At the Write Home Project, the young homeless are heard

A participant at The Write Home Project in Berkeley, which provides writing workshops, and the occasional open mic, to a community that doesn’t regularly receive these opportunities. Photo: courtesy The Write Home Project By Victor Casillas Valle Nestled behind St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, on Bancroft Way in Berkeley, is one huge set of steel steps covered […]

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Years of work culminate in new Berkeley medical clinic

A new three-story, $13 million clinic was added to Lifelong Medical Care’s West Berkeley facility. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel A new three-story, $13 million clinic was added to Lifelong Medical Care’s West Berkeley facility. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Hundreds of people gathered Sunday afternoon to celebrate the grand opening of Lifelong Medical Care’s new West Berkeley clinic, […]