Martina Fink
Martina Fink

I know what it means to BE HOMELESS I was 4 years ago kiked out from my BF (together over 8 years) Mother House, one day when we came home she just changed the lock, she is a person who can not solve issues ( she will be nice to you and and do lke alll is ok) anyhow it was middle Dez. ( here in Holland frezzing cold outside) we had no money aty the time (not that we got now money)lucky we still had thew car was an old one a little one she packed things up she thought we need I was not...

I know what it means to BE HOMELESS I was 4 years ago kiked out from my BF (together over 8 years) Mother House, one day when we came home she just changed the lock, she is a person who can not solve issues ( she will be nice to you and and do lke alll is ok) anyhow it was middle Dez. ( here in Holland frezzing cold outside) we had no money aty the time (not that we got now money)lucky we still had thew car was an old one a little one she packed things up she thought we need I was not allowed to get my clothes, and my Documents etc...and kicked me ( my man was welkom at her house it was me who was not welkom why I found out later she was reading in secret my Dairy) but my BF said were she goes I go so we left with a little bag no blanket no pillowes nothing in the co9ld we sleept for sure over 4 weeks in frezzingf winter in the car, its very hard life I have to say, mostly you wish not to wake up the next day anymore but lucky we got out, but the life of a Homeless person is not eazy wioth lots of stress ( runnunbg to get food here and tkae a shower there and at 4 aftrnoon you have to be back in a shelter or you sleep on the streets) anyhow we must see them also as pppl every person HAS A STORY do not just a guy or woman who is homeless..

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  • Martina Fink

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Pamela Winkler
Pamela Winkler
  • Martina Fink

I hope you two were able to get back on your "feet" and now have a place to stay.....I understand how it feels not to have a "home" ..... I was very very fortunate that I always had "FRIENDS" that took me in when I needed it!!

I am so sorry that you had to go through what you did!!

Know someone cares!!

Paul Santo
Paul Santo

I have slept right on the streets of NYC, I think this is a good thing because like me everyone says no not me, until It's too late.

Margaret Santo
Margaret Santo
  • Paul Santo

I know what you mean. I was one day from homeless and an angel was sent. Perfect stranger who said i looked like had lot on my mind. I told him and he told me about an apt. Went right there and they workwd with me so my kids and i could move im next day it can happen to even hard working

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  • Paul Santo

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Paul Santo
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  • Paul Santo

Aunt Margaret, Thank you so much. Aunt Barbara too , You always get involved with things that are important to me. And should be important to all this day and age.

Tumutoreine Kenneth
Tumutoreine Kenneth

I AGREE & ASK EVERY ONE OF YOU GOD`S PEOPLE TO SUPPORT US & THE CHILD SUPPORT MINISTRY IN UGANDA AFRICA.

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  • Tumutoreine Kenneth

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Dawn Arant Steen
Dawn Arant Steen

agree with you Dee but I also disagree to the fact that you feel "you don't hve to talkt o one today!" Remember what you said about th fact you would have been happy to have someone smile and talk to you instead of look away from you?" Let them know you know how they feel and share how you got out of the situation. Spreading hope, love and inspiration is all about GOD"S PLAN and PURPOSE for us all! I tlaked t three homeless people today. Gave one a cigarette, another a phone call and a...

agree with you Dee but I also disagree to the fact that you feel "you don't hve to talkt o one today!" Remember what you said about th fact you would have been happy to have someone smile and talk to you instead of look away from you?" Let them know you know how they feel and share how you got out of the situation. Spreading hope, love and inspiration is all about GOD"S PLAN and PURPOSE for us all! I tlaked t three homeless people today. Gave one a cigarette, another a phone call and a blanket and asked the third one where they would be eatting on Thanksgiving? They didn't know so I walked them 3 blocks over and showed them the Newport Club, a place whee they hold 12 Step meetings, and told them from 1-4 Food is FREE to anyone who would like to stop in and eat with us! I love spreading God's Word....Dawn.

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  • Dawn Arant Steen

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Dee Huffstetler
Dee Huffstetler

As someone who had to go to the streets - at the age of 48 - I can tell you this - I would have appreciated a smile, a prayer or anything "kind" from ANYONE! In response to Janice B.'s statement...first of all, there is nothing corny about not having a home, and NO I did NOT have drug issues or alcohol issues - I was just at the lowest point in my life, and life itself had beaten me down to the point I believed I wasn't worth saving! I felt that I was just a failure as a human being and...

As someone who had to go to the streets - at the age of 48 - I can tell you this - I would have appreciated a smile, a prayer or anything "kind" from ANYONE! In response to Janice B.'s statement...first of all, there is nothing corny about not having a home, and NO I did NOT have drug issues or alcohol issues - I was just at the lowest point in my life, and life itself had beaten me down to the point I believed I wasn't worth saving! I felt that I was just a failure as a human being and would have loved for people NOT ot look away when I walked by, pulling all I owned behind me in a broken "rolling" suitcase! I remember walking all night long - to keep from going to sleep and falling asleep because if I had, I'd have died in the snow. So, I do not have to talk to a homeless person because I was once one myself...and all I can say to ANYONE is this: THERE BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD, GOES YOU! THINK ABOUT - IF YOU CAN COME OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE AND PUT YOURSELF IN THEIR PLACE, FOR JUST 1 MINUTE! These over pious people make me sick!

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  • Dee Huffstetler

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Carol Sylvester
Carol Sylvester

I've been there and now I try to help as much as I can.

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  • Carol Sylvester

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Paula Summerlin
Paula Summerlin

Just help each other and pray for each other. I pray for the homeless, the needy, the poor and all those that it's my duty to pray for every day, many times a day.

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  • Paula Summerlin

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Brandy Mclean
Brandy Mclean

One of the best things to have is clean socks! Try keeping some in ziplock bags in your car to give away if you see someone in need.

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  • Brandy Mclean

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Karen Miller
Karen Miller

karen ambrosino we are all in this together it mite be one of us that becomes homeless reach oout touch someones hand give a helping hand to someone if you can don't enore anyone be kind lets do this as if we are one. love each other as you would want to be love.

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Gloria Lazcano
Gloria Lazcano

Some people are not as fortunate as we are. A kind word and a smile :-)...goes a long way! GOD BLESS!

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  • Gloria Lazcano

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