Michael has been homeless for about a year now, and the thing that he struggles with most is the way that he is treated by those around him.

He now feels a disconnect from society, which he feels only adds to his disadvantages that homelessness causes.

“Honestly, I wouldn’t even get into words with that because, it just wouldn’t be right,” he said. “The words I’ve got for it are just mean words, because I hate that, I hate the way that they treat people.”

There are many things that Michael wishes he could change about his situation, one of the most pressing issues being the way that he is perceived by others.

“Help one person at a time. Anything helps, it doesn’t even matter. Food, anything, that helps. It helps a lot,” he said. “And you can’t help everybody, but you can help someone.”

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