Hope and Help: Amanda’s Story

Homelessness has many causes. For Amanda, it was the diagnosis of a serious illness that left her unable to work. A waitress all her life, she had never made enough money to save. With no savings and no support, she was homeless within three weeks of losing her job.

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Finding Home Again: Willie’s Story

When you need help, your best hope is to go home and get the help you need. For the homeless, finding help is a daily struggle. Finding home can be an even greater challenge. For Willie, recovering from drug addiction, returning to his childhood home in Savannah...

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Getting Back on His Feet: Jerry’s Story

It isn’t always a long downfall to homelessness; sometimes it’s sudden. Your wife leaves, depression kicks in, a gambling problem develops, the bipolar disorder you were diagnosed with as a teenager becomes a problem again and when your car suddenly breaks down, you can’t afford to fix it. At least that’s the case with Jerry, a former antique shop owner and head of a recycling business from Frederick, Maryland.

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Choosing a Brighter Future: Calvin’s Story

Drinking. Drugs. Dropping out of high school. Any one of the three could derail most people. Add a positive diagnosis of HIV and anyone could easily find themselves dealing with both homelessness and hopelessness. After years of facing all four challenges, Calvin eventually chose to work hard to create a brighter future for himself, rather than to give up.

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