Voices from Sr Jose Women’s Center
These days Stacy sleeps on our porch during Operation Deep Freeze so she can be with her dogs who do not like to be kept inside. But she hopes for a permanent home where she can have her freedom and personal space. This is the key, she says, to getting back into the mainstream of life. Living on the streets means worrying everyday about meals and where you will sleep the next night as well as safekeeping possessions.
“Everybody’s story is different, not all of us are here because we are lazy or we are a drug addict or have severe mental illness or anything like that. Sometimes it is just the choices that other people make that has an impact on you, that puts you on the street, like my husband deciding to take off with all the money.”