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Succeeding in School: Tonya

August 26, 2009
Tonya attended one of Nashville’s lowest-performing middle schools. Her mother had raised her to work hard and respect others and she was a good student, but it was hard to do that in a school disrupted by daily violence.
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Senior Health: Mrs. Nelson

August 26, 2009
Although Mrs. Nelson had dementia and short-term memory loss, her husband could still take care of her in their home. That changed when he fell and had to enter a nursing home himself.
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Meeting Basic Needs : Bernice

August 26, 2009
Bernice was having a hard time paying for her bills, food and her medication. She had no idea what type of help might be available until she called United Way 2-1-1, Middle Tennessee’s community services referral help line.
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Health and Well-Being: Barbara

August 26, 2009
Barbara had suffered a nervous breakdown after the deaths of her father, mother and husband, all in less than a year’s time.
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Family Resource Centers: Christy

August 26, 2009
Single parent Christy grew up in public housing and lives in Cayce Homes with her 4 children. And she wants better for them.
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Family Resource Centers and the Senior Patrol

August 18, 2009
In one inner-city neighborhood, the elderly get regular visits from the "senior patrol."
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Building Financial Stability: Rachel

August 18, 2009
Rachel's early 20s were turbulent. A marriage, divorce, and substance abuse left her life in chaos with predictable financial problems.
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