I am a counselor for clients experiencing housing insecurity. What I have come to know from this role is that the word homelessness is complex.
Before she called the 2-1-1 Helpline, Alethea feared that her living situation might violate her parole. She didn’t know what to do.
I walked out of the woods with suicide on my mind. “I am going to jump in front of a truck if someone doesn’t pick me up. I don’t want to live anymore.”
A widow describes her journey from addict to honoring the memories of her friend and her husband.
This brave woman buried her husband, later suffered terrible domestic violence and was diagnosed with colon cancer. At New Beginnings, she has a home for her daughters and has stopped worrying whether or not they will eat each day.
Marcos and his family of 5 were homeless. Now he has a success story to tell.