Beth, 54- Richmond VA

“I’ve been homeless since for the last six months after I got evicted after the medical bills piled up too high. After my mother died I found myself depressed. She had heart disease and died from an infection in the hospital. I was devastated. I wasn’t eating, drinking, or really moving at all. I let…

Arithomer, 31- Washington D.C.

“My life has been an uphill battle. I was put in the foster care system when I was a toddler. It is not an easy life when you are that young living with different people all the time. It felt like torture. I was abused and beaten with coffee mugs, wooden sticks, you name it….

Wendell, 55- Atlanta, GA

“I was in a loving household with a wife and children but I had a history of drugs and alcohol that kept coming up. Each time I went out, I got worse and worse. I would find myself on the street begging for money. I always told myself I would never do that, but it…

Troy, 55- Atlanta, GA

“I’ve never been homeless before. My last living situation didn’t work out like I had hoped and I just found myself on the streets, simple as that. I needed to take a step back and humble myself but keep my confidence. I’m starting to persevere through all these trials and tribulations instead of just falling…

Daniel, 32- Atlanta, GA

“It started with an alcohol addiction. From there I started snorting cocaine. Then I turned to hard rock cocaine. That’s where I had my big fallout. All my morals and everything just flew out the window. After that ,it was hard rock cocaine. My life began to spiral out of control. I was hanging around the…

John, 52- New Orleans, LA

“My name is John Fitzgerald Kennedy. I was born two months after JFK was assassinated and was named after him. I used to be a cop. I retired early and managed my brother’s bar for four years. I stopped working when I injured my knee and everything went downhill from there. I was in a…

Thomas, 28- San Diego, CA

“I’ve been on and off the streets for a while now. I choose it, it’s a good life. I come from a strict family and to be out here, to be free, it’s an adventure. I get beachfront property for free! The world’s our oyster. I travel up and down the coast all the time….

Leroy, 58- New Orleans, LA

“I came out here in 2008 looking for some work. I’ve been homeless for about 7 years, on and off of alcohol. I get disability because I got ruptured cartilage from a car wreck in my spine. That would pay for an apartment but I need to get clean before I can do that. I…

Stephanie, 25- El Paso, TX

“I became homeless when I lost my father in 2009 to cancer. I was really close with him and that hurt a lot.  I was living with my mom after that but my step-dad over-drank to the point where I just couldn’t deal with it. She is for my Autism. I have high-functioning Autism on…

Heather- Sacramento, CA

“In 2011 I was in a bicycle accident that landed me in the ICU. My liver was lacerated and one of my kidneys was damaged. My right lung was collapsed, and I was internally bleeding. When I was in the ICU I was robbed by the people I was staying with. I had all of…

Anonymous, 48- Las Vegas, NV

“My wife left me back in Michigan after I started getting all strung out from the meds I was on after my surgery. I had spinal cancer in the neck. I had surgery where they went into my spine and cut out the cancerous part of the vertebrae and replaced them with titanium steel and…

Johny, 44- Las Vegas, NV

“Some of us are just here because we make bad choices.I’ve been on the streets for nine months now. I can get around on my own.  I go to dumpsters, I’ll find shit, I’ll fix it. I’ve always been handy. I can fix about anything I touch. I’ll just find somebody to buy it. I don’t…