How a Leaky Toilet Broke Up a Family — And How It’s Being Put Back Together

“I just started crying and I couldn’t stop crying.” — Patricia G.

Patricia G., a 57-year-old Detroit resident, was overcome with emotion. She’d just gotten the phone call letting her know The Human Utility paid $750 toward her water bill. Patricia was getting her water turned back on.

Patricia’s granddaughter (5) Ja’Lieyah.



Dispatches from The Human Utility

Notes from The Human Utility's work to ensure dignity for everyone, everyday.

Tiffani Ashley Bell

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Executive Director at The @HumanUtility. @HowardU + @ycombinator alumna. Steak connoisseur. Water is a human right. Meus opus magnus.

Dispatches from The Human Utility

Notes from The Human Utility's work to ensure dignity for everyone, everyday.