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Family Stories

"As long as I have a fridge and roof over my head, I’ll take care of anyone and everyone. My home has become a sanctuary where anyone can come by for supper without judgment."

Leo’s daily routine involves cooking an abundance of food in the kitchen — her favorite spot in the home. With more than 30 grandchildren who visit her regularly, she has a lot of mouths to feed. Since Leo purchased her home in East Palo Alto 40 years ago, it’s become a stable place for her family and friends. Her door is always open and free of judgment. As a retired Nursing Assistant for San Mateo County, taking care of others has been a lifelong theme for Leo, who is now 92 years old. Throughout the years, Leo cared for her family, including her two brothers, mother, and daughter, before they all passed away. Her home has been a safe haven for second chances, where relatives and friends often sought refuge when they fell on hard times.

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