Belinda’s Story

Meet Belinda! She became homeless because she fell victim to addiction by both drugs and alcohol but is well on her way to recovery. She praised the A.A. meetings and drug rehab centers that she attends and truly believes that they are helping her and that she will one day no longer depend on any substances. She has been homeless for two years now and has been in and out of shelters. She would rather stay on the streets because of how restricting their rules and guidelines are. When asked if she liked shelters she replied, “I really want my own home.”

Reverse Advent Calendar

‪It’s reverse advent calendar szn!!!! The idea is that instead of receiving a treat everyday you contribute a donation item daily instead. From Dec 1-24 continue to add items and then on Christmas Eve donate the package to an individual in need, a family in need, or an organization like a shelter or a food […]

Update on Chaz and Constance

When we did our most recent interview in Philly a couple of weeks ago we also went out of our way to attempt to locate Constance and Chaz again. Constance was not in the area that we had spoken to her at previously but we were able to speak to some young women who had had contact with Chaz after the date of our interview.

Constance’s Story

Constance’s story has been posted! She is 44 years old and previously relied on SSI for 18 years before it was cut off. She has been homeless for two years now and is waiting to hear back from SSI about her current application although this could take up to another year or even longer. Constance tries to remain hopeful but she says, “I get tired of sitting out here shaking this cup, sometimes I just want to throw it away.”

Chaz’s Story

Chaz’s story is finally up! Within his story you will be able to see his view points of the homeless community and the treatment they receive as well a description of something truly amazing that he likes to do with his spare time. I have also decided that our trips out to Philly will now be biweekly since I have been struggling to get the stories up each week. However, Constance’s Story will still be up this coming Saturday!

Update

Hi everyone! I’d like to thank you for your patience and assure you that our next story, Chaz’s story, will be up within the next few days. In the meantime, here is an update that includes the contents of this weeks care package.

Dora’s Story

Here it is, Dora’s story! Dora is the first homeless individual that we have interviewed for this blog and her spirit was refreshing, I have never met someone with so much energy and passion for the things they care about most. I do apologize for the delay, I have been writing this in between assignments. I hope you enjoy her story as much as we do!

Donations Accepted

Hi, everyone! Kathy and I traveled by train to Philadelphia yesterday (Saturday, October 7th) and spent the day roaming around looking for a homeless individual to interview and offer our care package to (which will be featured in our next post). We met two wonderful women, although one respectively declined having her story shared so […]