Alcohol, addiction, mental and physical challenges all make it harder for me to get out of the cycle of homelessness.
Poverty of the body. Poverty of the mind.
Work. Get high. Shoplift. Always on the run. Eventually everything crumbled.
Good question. Here's my answer.
My name is Lisa. I'm 49 years old. I am currently homeless and staying in a shelter with three other women.
I'm on the streets. But everywhere I turn, things are looking up.
There were multiple factors that contributed to my journey out of homelessness. The most important factor is one with three parts: me, myself, and I.
Part One
You may have seen us flying the sign on the highway exit ramps or asking you help us find work or get a meal. We are not victims. You should know that.
My father suffered from schizophrenia. When I was an impressionable thirteen-year-old he had a nervous breakdown and heard a calling from God to take…
Getting mad at someone and killing someone...that’s not the way.
The shelter life, as unbelievable as it may seem, is often more stressful than actually sleeping on the streets.