“I Caused My Problems, and I Solved Them” — With SAGE’s Help

This week as part of its “Neediest Cases” series, the New York Times ran a story on SAGE client Thomas Gutowski, 65.

The article discusses Mr. Gutowski’s decent into substance abuse and homelessness, and his luck in a lottery that got him an apartment in a Trump-owned building.  But it was getting involved in SAGE last year that really changed his life.  “For the first time in 15 years, through that organization, I’ve made friends,” he said.

SAGE also helped him get emergency rent assistance when his shifting finances threatened his apartment, and has arranged for friendly visitors while he goes through a grueling treatment regime for newly-diagnosed hepatitis C.   You can read the article at http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/nyregion/former-drug-addict-clings-to-his-lucky-address.html?_r=0

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