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Debé was living in Colma when she became homeless. Her case manager at North County Mental Health referred her to the Spring Street Shelter in October 2005. Debé arrived at Spring Street and settled into a daily routine. She began to socialize with residents and realized how isolated she had been. Living in the Shelter gave Debé a chance to get back on her feet and gave her the support she needed to maintain her 19 years of sobriety. In January, Debé became a resident of the new Belmont Apartments. She is enjoying living by herself for the first time in her life. Her musical instruments have been unpacked and she appreciates having the space to play her music. She is an active participant in the occupational therapy groups offered on-site and is taking a Spanish class at CSM. She hopes to enroll in music courses next fall. Debé says the services she has received from the MHA "have saved her life" and she is " blessed and grateful for the opportunity to start over in a quiet and safe place."