CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread

UTMB Students Help CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread Clients Achieve Better Quality of Life

UTMB Occupational therapy students; Kelsey Burrous, Taylor Harder, Sarah Savedra, Courtney Martin, and Lakin Carpenter help the homeless at CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread with occupational therapy

University of Texas Medical Branch Medical (UTMB) students, on their psycho social rotations are incorporating their fieldwork into the CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread program. The students use their occupational therapy knowledge and practicum to help the homeless population acclimate to the community, using occupational therapy. Defining Occupational Therapy Occupational therapy is not what you think…

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Everyday People: Richard Jesse Reece in His Own Words

richard Jesse Reece sitting on the steps of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church opposite Our Daily Bread

In The Beginning I was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1971 at 16-years-old, my parents and I a Judge gave me a choice, either a Boys Home or the service and I picked the Marine Corps. I am a proud member of the 103rd Battalion. My military occupational specialty (MOS) was Motor Transport and I…

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Finding Her Voice, Supporting the Homeless

Ashley Estrada Montalvo getting direction from Our Daily Bread Client Richard Jesse Reece

When Ashley Montalvo Estrada became a part of CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread, she found a sense of satisfaction that she never felt before. Why? To put it simply, it gave her a new point of view. Clearly, Ashley found her calling. She found her voice. The Alice, Texas native came to CHRISTUS through an impressive…

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One Client’s Daily Struggle

addiction

Johnny M has been fighting a drug addiction for most of his life. After nearly 15 years of sobriety, he had a moment of relapse. This was the beginning of his downward spiral. His addiction resulted in marital problems and subsequently Johnny was homeless. Miserable and hungry, Johnny M sought CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread for…

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