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In Harm's Way

Death of an “OG” and why we can’t wait for the next health crisis

A Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Dorothy's Place

by Jill Allen

My friend Tommy died a couple of months ago. He died in the ICU at Natividad Medical Center. There was no family surrounding him, although his little sister, a woman with an incredibly huge heart, had been loving him over the phone for the week prior from her home in North Carolina. Tommy died alone,
just as he suspected he would.

About Dorothy’s Place

For more than 3 decades, Dorothy’s Place, operated by the Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra, has been dedicated to serving people who experience homelessness, poverty, and marginalization in Monterey County. We have continued to expand our understanding of chronic homelessness with the desire to create a trauma-informed safety net and springboard for health and self-sufficiency.