Everyone has a story

At the Coalition, we believe that any homeless stereotypes will fade away once you hear a homeless man, woman or child tell their story. We’ve learned that homelessness is never quite what you’d expect, and we love to allow their tales to break the misconceptions we are working so hard to correct. Although we typically stick to sharing real stories from Coalition clients (meet Barbara, Faniesha, or Steven, for example), we decided to make an exception after seeing this video.

Beth’s story may be fictional, but we hope it makes you question what you think about the homeless. If you’d like to work on breaking down stereotypes, read our earlier posts on “How can homelessness happen?” and “The Coalition’s take on contributors to homelessness.” Or, if you are ready to start helping us address homelessness on a local level, see how you can help.