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A friend in deed

Original post made on Jun 29, 2015

Public accolades and private turmoil have marked the past 18 months for community activist Elena Pacheco. The tireless volunteer and teacher found herself battling cancer and homelessness after rent increases displaced her from the apartment she's lived in for more than 20 years. She allowed the ==I Voice== to document her struggle to reclaim her health and her life in Mountain View.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, June 29, 2015, 10:37 AM

Comments (5)

Posted by PeaceLove
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jun 29, 2015 at 2:39 pm

How can we help? Why would you write a story like this without providing information on how your readers can help this local hero in her time of need?

Posted by Jane
a resident of North Whisman
on Jul 1, 2015 at 9:16 am

Please, let's figure out a way we can help this amazing woman. There must be someone who reads this who has an extra room or place to stay to offer. Can we set up a dinner schedule and driving schedule to help?

Posted by Reba
a resident of Waverly Park
on Jul 1, 2015 at 10:32 pm

I agree - how can we help! Is there a place to make a donation?

Posted by Andrea Gemmet
Mountain View Voice Editor
on Jul 2, 2015 at 11:04 pm

Andrea Gemmet is a registered user.

If you'd like to help, please email Michelle Le at [email protected] and she can put you in touch.

Posted by Neighbors Helping Neighbors
a resident of another community
on Jul 12, 2015 at 12:10 pm

Neighbors Helping Neighbors is here to help middle income to low income residents.
We are a group of non paid volunteers who provide programs and services for basic needs plus housing. Our trained counselors are retired and working professionals who offer our clients guidance and counseling for their life's changes.

​1. ​Contact us, folks in need, community partners and referrals.
​ NHN Peer Counseling Team
​ ​Phone: 650-283-0270 (No Texting, please)
​ Email: [email protected]​m

"We may not have all the solutions. NHN will do our best to fill the gaps.​"​

​2.Contact us for housing​;
[email protected]
​ Phone: 650-283-0270
​"​Best possible outcomes happen when you go prepared. Complete 'NHN Relocation Package'include ​rental application, ​credit bureau, proof of income and make copies. When in doubt, or presented w/a barrier, ASK. We are here to help...​"​

​b. Correspondence with landlords about home sharing program & rentals. NHN has a large data base of landlords.
[email protected]
Phone: 650-283-0270 (No Texting, please)
"Everyone deserves a suitable place to live. Both landlords & tenants can have good outcomes." All renters are assessed, screened, vetted and both landlords & renters provided with support services.

​3. Coontact us for backyard bounty programs,
Backyard Bounty Coordinator
[email protected]
Phone: 650-283-0270 (No Texting, please)
​"Help support NHN Grocery Program with the freshest & most nutritious​
produce, honey, eggs and fruits that are home grown."

Caryll-Lynn Taylor
Exec. Director & Food Programs Chair
[email protected]
Phone: 650-283-0270 (No Texting, please)
P.O. BOX 113
Palo Alto, CA 94302

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