The patron whose story follows asked to remain anonymous, so for purposes of the story, her name has been changed to Chelsea. It is said that you can’t take care of someone else until you can take care of yourself. That’s a lesson Chelsea learned the hard way. “My...
The patron whose story follows asked to remain anonymous. For purposes of the story, his name has been changed to Trevor. “You could say I lost my way,” Trevor began. His story is one he doesn’t usually tell because he doesn’t like to remember the days that led to...
If you ask Herbert, he’ll tell you to just call him H. Then he’ll show you a photo book that shows his transformation from homeless to hopeful. “I was homeless and slept on the street,” H said, pointing to one of the early photos of him in the...
When people imagine having a roof over their heads, an overpass doesn’t usually come to mind. But while Betty McDonald was homeless, the space under a bridge was the only shelter she knew. “I was homeless because I was an addict. Well, am an addict. Once...
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