Homeless

‘The police said, ‘If she gets caught using drugs, THEN it’s our problem.’ My sister was missing and vulnerable. I just wanted her back.’: Woman searches 20 years for addicted sister, ‘In looking for her, I lost myself’

“I heard my mother shout, ‘Your sister is missing! We have no idea where she is!’ I got on the next plane, determined to find her myself. Because of her mental state and drug addiction, it didn’t seem to matter to others. We were told, ‘Maybe she doesn’t want to be found.’”

‘Girl with the dog, girl with the dog!’ I was homeless, suicidal. I walked into hell and found an angel. Her name is Sharon.’: Woman battling mental illness thanks strangers for saving her life

“I take the pills in my hand and go to swallow them, but something stops me. Cindy, my dog. I can’t leave her yet. For thirteen days, Cindy and I are homeless. ‘SOMEONE HELP US!’ I am coming undone. A woman steps forward, waving a flier wildly in my face. I suddenly feel HOPE.”

‘I was walking alone at night. A man came out of the shadows. I instinctively stepped back.’: Woman reminds us to ‘simply be kind’ after eye-opening encounter with homeless man

“I instinctively took a step backward. I was telling myself if he asked for money, I could honestly tell him I had none and keep walking. But instead, he looked back into my eyes, and asked for something else. There was a moment of awkward silence as he fidgeted a bit and looked toward the door.”

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