Katie Hill talks about growing up in this district just outside of Los Angeles and how she loves owning a small farm here. She talks about her career helping the homeless and now, her run for Congress in California’s 25th District.
When we asked Katie how she got involved with the PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) Program, she had this to say:
“I was planning on becoming a nurse like mom and grandmothers. When I worked in the emergency room for 2 years, I quickly realized the social issues that landed people there. I was not necessarily their physical problems, but mental health, substance abuse, foster care and poverty. You just can’t fix those problems from the ER.”
“I Decided that I wanted to work on the non profit side before people end up in the emergency room. It all started because I held the hand of a 17 year old gang member, (shot multiple times) as he died. It was an experience that really impacted me.”
“I ended up at PATH, the largest homeless services in California. I was there for almost 8 years. The last several of those, I was the Executive Director. We literally helped get thousands of people off the streets every year.”
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