Each year more than 100 homeless men and women die on the streets of San Diego. In 2007, Alpha Project launched Hospice for the Homeless to provide assistance to veterans, homeless and indigent people diagnosed with chronic and terminal illnesses. This program caters to those that have been told by a physician that they have 6 months or less to live. Alpha Project provides housing, support services and case management, and local hospice programs provide medical care, medications and hospice specific services.
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By Peggy Peattie
SAN DIEGO — Julius Ward never saw it coming. Sitting against a building at night in the Gaslamp District, asking for spare change, he didn't expect one of the bar-hopping passersby to kick him in the eye, sending him sprawling across the pavement in a pool of blood. Nor did he expect the nearby policeman to give chase, catch the perpetrator and coordinate getting Julius to the hospital.