“It’s easy to categorize those on the margins and those not on the margins,” says Miriam Sammartino, executive director of Catholic Charities of Yolo-Solano. “If you think about it, we’re all on the edge of that margin.”
She makes an eloquent case for how everyone skirts the edge and owns a share of misfortune. This common reality, albeit experienced on a variety of levels and not solely in the economic realm, compels and convicts Christians to walk with those in need.
An attorney, an immigrant and an advocate, Miriam admits “I am a very vocal person and I ask a lot of questions,” casually linking these characteristics to “the huge leap from being an attorney to Catholic Charities.”