SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- The 66-year-old retired music teacher, who studied music and English at San Francisco State University, has been on disability and living on a fixed income for nearly 15 years.
Watson learned about the Chronicle’s Season of Sharing fund from a newsletter that she’d been holding on to. With help from Dawn Dutka of the Contra Costa County Family Services Center, the fund helped her pay for a rental deposit on a new townhome in El Sobrante.
“It just happens to the best of us,” Dutka said. “Situations happen where the landlord doesn’t want to rent anymore or there’s a crisis, that takes away from the small amount that they had saved for the rent.”