Sarah McKenzie

Watching out for the homeless

// Volunteer outreach worker Jerry Fleischaker honored with prestigious McKnight award //

After Jerry Fleischaker’s wife died of Alzheimer’s disease, he came across a newspaper article about St. Stephen’s Human Services’ work reaching out to homeless people with mental health issues.

The story inspired him to start volunteering for St. Stephen’s. Now the 79-year-old retired pharmaceutical sales representative volunteers full time for the Downtown-based organization.


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