In this article, our Housing Director, Krista Gibson, reflects on the recent loss of Eligah, one of our Permanent Supportive Housing residents, and the larger systems that contributed to an early death for him and so many others. ~ The Value of a Life In late October, I attended my fourth memorial service in as
A Year Without a Home Herve will always remember the 2016 Minnesota Twins season—not because of the team’s losing record that year but because the end of this season marked the beginning of his homelessness. Herve had been employed with seasonal work at Target Field, which ended once the Twins played their last home game.
Addiction Grabs Hold at an Early Age Lisa* was nine-years-old the first time she tasted a sip of beer. “I have been an alcoholic, I would say, since that first drink. I shared a beer with my sister and one of our friends. I immediately wanted a second beer. I remember that very vividly.” “I
Thirteen-year-old Ella Madison is out to change the world – and she’s off to a pretty great start. That’s why Justice, a tween girls clothing company that “promotes a positive sense of self and the celebration of every girl,” recently honored Ella at their annual Live Justice Awards. Ella was largely recognized because of her
“Homelessness is not fun. You have sad days. You have days where you just, you don’t even worry about your emotional well-being or self-care.” “It messes with your head,” says Genaysia, when she talks about being homeless. “Homelessness is not fun. You have sad days. You have days where you just, you don’t even worry