Neill has been repeatedly put on waiting lists for housing but still has yet to be placed. “I feel desperate-destitute-being homeless leaves you down in the concrete.”
Tim has been living on the streets for five years now, and wants to be able to get a job and finish going to school.
Jessica is a mother of four and has been homeless for four years. “I want to have my children back and just wait for better things.”
Thomas is a 72 year-old veteran who has been living on the streets for five months after his property was taken away from him.
If given the chance to live in a permanent home again, Charles would continue pursuing his passion for cooking.
Louis would rather keep committing petty crimes than stay on the street. “Being homeless the past 16 months has done a lot on my mental state...It’s beaten me up a lot more than I thought it would.”
For the past six months, 24-year-old Victoriano has been living on the streets. “It’s hard to just take a shower and get decent food," he says. “Even with food stamps you can’t cook the food that you get.”
With substance abuse behind her, Diana now leads workshops for formerly homeless women.
"Once I realized that I had choices I could make, everything changed," says Le'Vonna, who now has her own home.
Homeless at 12 years old, Andre struggled until he found the help he needed: permanent supportive housing.
Barbara is 46 years old and has been homeless in Wilmington since 2004 after her mother passed away.
Aretha is a 46-year-old LA native who has been homeless for 13 years. Once she gets matched with a home, she hopes to be reunited with her son, daughter and grandson.
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