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Sarah arrives at the center with her two children.  She and her husband had a fight, he hit her, unfortunately a kid saw this happen. Sarah is in need of minor medical attention, counseling, and a new lease on life. Tony, her son, age 12 is angry.  Patty, the daughter aged 10 is scared.  If they’re going to stay at the center they’re going to need new clothes since they left everything behind.  Tony and Patty are going to need school, counseling and some healing.  The center offers them a safe place to stay while they figure out what’s going on in their lives. Tony is offered, art therapy (a lump of clay, and his hands can turn anger and frustration into art, and make him proud of something he has created). He is also offered sports therapy to work out positive male role issues, anger and aggression, and cooperation. Patty is offering one of the rescue animals, because she needs somebody to show her that she’s safe, cared for and unconditionally loved.  Of course Roscoe the dog had come from somewhere, and has been rescued himself.  The animals are offered veterinary care, grooming, and housing, and food as well. Sarah is offered to work in the gardens, or do some other minor chore (i.e. Housekeeping, cooking, or whatever her background is to trade) to offset her initial rent of one of the apartments, or houses on the property. Sarah is offered counseling, therapies of any kind that fit her needs, attorneys (if that’s necessary), an elder mentor (which is another client at the center, this is a senior...