Crossroads Mission

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Several dentists in the city of Yuma have volunteered their services to the homeless and in-need free of charge.  One of those dentists made it his aim to see dozens of patients from the local mission in a single day.  For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

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Although extreme heat can be dangerous for everyone, it also creates another form of social inequality. For the Arizona Science Desk, Amanda Solliday takes a closer look at how low-income residents in the desert Southwest struggle to find heat relief.

Injury and illness led Victor to Crossroads Mission – a group of tidy, mismatched buildings that serves as a homeless shelter in Yuma.

He couldn’t return to work in the lettuce fields or packing produce. His family has been homeless, off and on, for the past couple years.

The Sunset Community Health Center’s mobile Dental Van visited Crossroads Mission Tuesday, providing dental care for Yuma’s homeless and near-homeless.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett has the story…(originally aired 02/27/14).

On Arizona Edition, we hear a story that impacts the neediest among us.  Crossroads Mission in Yuma served up thousands of traditional holiday meals last week and that was just the beginning of what promises to be a busy season.  KAWC’s Kim Johnson takes a look inside the mission and files this report…(originally aired 12/04/13).

This piece was featured in the December 4th Arizona Edition.  Other pieces featured in the show can be found in the related content section below.

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