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.”