Court helps homeless clean up records

Associated Press via Boston Globe, Michelle Morgante, December 9, 2004

“For Donna Jones, a 57-year-old former live-in aid worker, the San Diego court session will let her qualify again for a driver’s license.

She slipped into homelessness earlier this year after her jobs dried up, and she sold her car to pay a bill. During the slide, a ticket for illegal use of a car pool lane, compounded by her lapsed car insurance, resulted in an arrest warrant.

The St. Vincent de Paul shelter is helping her get new job skills and build a savings account. With her new training and a driver’s license, Jones expects to rebound.

‘If you really want to get your life back together, this helps you do it,’ she says.”

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