“A lot of people have a lot of misconceptions about homeless people. And a lot of people hear about it and they have this picture in their mind, but they don’t really think about it. And they don’t really want to get involved in it until it affects someone in their family or one of their friends. Then it becomes real. Until it becomes personal, it can’t become real to them. But there’s a lot of us out there who made homeless the struggle… we made it our identity. Living on the street. Not trusting anyone. Being self-reliant. There’s a lot of pride in that.”
– Thomas D. (Shelter Client), May 2014
A lot of people have a lot of misconceptions about homeless people.