I saw the dog first. Her owner was looping Belle’s leash around the pole in front of the truck. I got out to pet the dog and talk to him. Johnny was a …
Bill Mcilmail
If I think about the last twenty-four hours, the best way to describe it is like a roller coaster. It started with trying to get in at the shelter whic…
Tom Carter
In 2017 and 2018, artist and writer David Alan Goldberg created a series of illustrated magazines for Speak Up to chronicle aspects of life while homel…
David Alan Goldberg
I'm on the streets. But everywhere I turn, things are looking up.
Vince Shumate
How a beggar becomes an entrepreneur in 10 minutes
Matt Shaw
Gratitude for surviving the crash
Elijah Kelly
An essay about Mike's best friend and a video not to miss
Speak Up
It has been a bit of a setback.
Earleen Mingo
I have been granted two lives in one lifetime. One lonely, one loved. One lost, one led. One selfish, one selfless... 
Jennifer
Cold and wet and homeless, we found refuge under a human-sized air dryer.
Mark Gansert
When facing homelessness, you make friends quickly. Losing them is heartbreaking. Here are three that I've lost.
Dustin LaPres
My name is Lisa. I'm 49 years old. I am currently homeless and staying in a shelter with three other women.
Lisa