After being in prison for 12 years, there was nothing for me. I had made plans and came out with $2,500, but made a bad investment in myself that didn’t work out. When I got a job, what little benefits I had were taken; it was a Catch 22. Then in April 2012, I became homeless.
People tend to treat you poorly when they shouldn’t. There’s a special talent to surviving on $203 a month and still maintain some realm of dignity. It takes a lot of suffering. As much as I’d like to say something negative about Listening House, without it we’d be out of luck. So, I’m grateful for it.
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