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For nearly two decades, Dr. Ammerman and the mobile clinic have partnered with schools, shelters and community service programs to reach homeless and marginalized youth.
“The kids that we work with, a lot of people have given up on them. But we haven’t,” Ammerman told CBS San Francisco.
“We know that we can help these kids turn their lives around.”
Many of these young people have faced abuse or neglect. It can be hard for them to trust adults. But they trust Ammerman, Los Altos High School Vice Principal Perla Pasallo told the news station.
“He’s so loving and caring, and he’s so genuine,” she said. “The kids understand that he’s there just to make their life better.”
The Jefferson Awards are a “Nobel Prize for public service,” designed to highlight ordinary individuals performing extraordinary deeds.
Our San Francisco program is a partnership with the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University. It serves young people in the tri-county area of San Francisco, San Mateo County and Santa Clara County.