We spoke with Rick and Garth and they agreed we may share their story. The nearby shelter was closed for the next few days and they had to sleep on the streets.
Garth: This is not me. A lot of people don’t like or respect us. They think we ended up here because of choice but it was circumstances beyond our control. We are the same educated people that went through the same K-12 schools as you. Love is the most powerful thing It conquers all.
Rick: He says he really needs housing and was thankful for the hot meal. He says it gets really cold at night. He was recently discharged from the hospital back to the streets. He has a broken toe and showed us X-Rays.