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Alice Callaghan

Alice Callaghan

American Episcopalian priest, former Roman Catholic nun
Alice Callaghan
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Intro American Episcopalian priest, former Roman Catholic nun
Is Priest Anglican priest
From United States of America
Type Religion
Gender female
Peoplepill ID alice-callaghan
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Alice Callaghan (born circa 1947, Calgary, Alberta) is an Episcopalian priest and a former Roman Catholic nun.
An aggressive advocate of the homeless and impoverished people of downtown Los Angeles, she founded the SRO Housing Trust and is the manager of Las Familias del Pueblo, a Skid Row community center.
She has stated she wants to have Skid Row look like "a gentrified area for poor people", an attitude that has made her as many foes as friends. Some developers view the Skid Row area in Los Angeles as an opportunity to buy and rehabilitate aging buildings, convert them into condominiums and sell them at significant profits. Callaghan has insisted that the renovated buildings be used to house the poor.

Early years

Her family moved from Canada to southern California when she was a small child. Diminutive and athletic, she became a proficient surfer. She attended college and became a nun. She left the convent in order to become an Episcopalian priest. Seeing the grinding poverty of skid row, she decided to "make [herself] useful there."

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