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I Have Been Homeless and Lived In a Homless Shelter

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 37 People

    Hiding In Plain Sight

    2 weekes of hell i still drested as a woman was very riskey hiding in plain sight .wording around loking for a place rest yout sore feet pople loking won ther nose at you like youe a 2 class person or they just act as if your not ther.you feal as if your a GHOST that you no...
    sissyPaula sissyPaula 36-40, T 2 Responses Jun 16, 2012

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    Slow Decline

    I am 52 yrs old.I have been working from the age of 17.Sadly until the age of 29,I had know real valuable skills.Then I had a friend who got Me into the Apartment Maintaince trade.I found I had a natural talent for this and found the work fulfilling.I did this for 20 yrs.Ive...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M Dec 20, 2012

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    at one point in time,

    me, my brother and mother were homeless for 2 years in total. numbing experience, really.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 9

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    I Value These People Who Help Us

    Housing Associations  An agency for housing is a place that’s great indeed,they run a service to assist all those in times of need.Their job is full of challenges, they’re never praised enough,they face so many setbacks that are making it so tough. Yet...
    emmasharn emmasharn 31-35, F May 16, 2009

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    Lengthy Story of Three Months

      I have always had a hard time with other people due to my beliefs, they have always been different and most of the time the opposite of others. I don't let much bother me or shake me when I do thus I was wanting Kerry for president while dating a black girl at...
    Dormantdrakon Dormantdrakon 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 1, 2009

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    We Call Them Hostels In England

    When i was twenty two years old i left my husband , i went back home to live with my parents .. My father was drinking at the time and the least little thing got on his nerves , me and my children had been at my parents house for almost a year when he threw me and my kids onto...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 17, 2009

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    With My Mom When I Was 5 Years Old

    I am originally from the East coast. My family was going through difficult times when I was younger. My family was pretty poor. It didn't help that my step dad was an abusive alcoholic that would constantly loose his jobs. I remember I was 5 years old me and my family where...
    surrealreality surrealreality 31-35, F May 7, 2013

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    I was homeless and it's hard to be homeless I

    still feel like I'm homeless I was homeless 13-18 years old. But when I was little I was in foster care I felt I was homeless because I had to take care if myself I had to be an adult in a early age I never had a childhood or be a teenager because I had to survive no one help me...
    daisym1995 daisym1995 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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    Mr Bojangels ?

    I guess I was about 27 at the time I got the littering ticket.I was at the lake with my girl friend.Id made a comment about how good she looked in Her bikini.Shewiggled her butt at Me and said something silly walking away.I picked up a Pepsi can that was faded from the sun it had...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 1, 2013

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    About A Woman I Met In A Hostel

      Old Hope  The aroma of cigarettes lingers, there’s stains all over her fingers. Her face in wrinkles and folds, a hint of herself, the youthful girl still shows despite the trauma. Until her death, nothing really can...
    emmasharn emmasharn 31-35, F May 17, 2009

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    I spent months in a women's shelter

    because of a family disagreement. Not one friend or family member offered me a place to stay. Not one. And I am not a druggy or mean or badly behaved either. My worst fault is letting out a swear from time to time. I don't smoke or drink or cause trouble and I am very loving...
    swan401 swan401 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    Related Experiences

    I use to be homeless when I was younger. Is it weird that I actually enjoyed being homeless? First time I was homeless, I had a job, went to school, and went to therapy. I...
    strawberry99 strawberry99 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    When I was 4 the people I grew up with and I lived in their car for some time. I can remember it being cold, there was snow on the trees and it was dark We had our clothes in the...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    this poem remind me of my grandma, she was big on rescuing and burying any dead animals on the roads I learned alot from her LONELY DOG POEM(COPIED) ...ADOPT! Once I was a lonely...
    dannygirl89 dannygirl89 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    A Bridge Across the Pain. I remember one morning when I was three and sitting across the table from my father at breakfast, just he and I, when for no reason I could think of he...
    Steffi97 Steffi97 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My ex gf just got arrested yesterday for showing domestic violence towards me in our school parking lot this week. I told the witnesses to call the police, and they did. When we...
    Kiyamilan Kiyamilan 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I'm from England and I have been to Scotland, Spain, France, Portugal and Turkey! I would love to visit the USA though!
    Dec200 Dec200 13-15, M 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I'm sharing this with you because I want to know how I can move forward from this. I do love my husband but I feel so betrayed by his actions. And not just him his family and...
    2011dolly40 2011dolly40 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I have been bullied before I been bullied but I haven't told a lot of people I love EP because it's like a journal and I can show how I really feel and how I really am Back to...
    Hiddenamoungus Hiddenamoungus 13-15, F Jul 23

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    I think I've been told a few times even though I personally don't like my voice since my voice is a little deep and I have been called, "Sir" and "Bro" over the phone a few times...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F Jul 24

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    I feel as a 30 year old woman I should be more accomplished I did everything right I've always been there for my family as they have been for me but sometimes I feel like I'm doing...
    feelingstuck30 feelingstuck30 26-30, F Jul 27

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    I'm only 21 years old but can happily say that me and my younger sister have had the most idyllic childhood with many of our fond memories being spent with our grandparents. My...
    deathfromabove1066 deathfromabove1066 22-25, F Aug 1

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    New to this. I'm 26 and have been with my fiancé for almost 8 years and we have a 3 year old son. My son's father started taking percocets and moved to smoking crack and shooting...
    Danielle727 Danielle727 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    :) on the outside but :( in the inside!I've been through a lot of pain physically as well as psychologically so i've been through hell and been through a lot more than a average 21...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I have been married to my husband for 5 years. When we first got together during our last year of college, we liked to party as any young kids do. We would drink and smoke and...
    youaremystrength youaremystrength 26-30 3 Responses Aug 5

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    Bringing relationships to completion and walking away with loving detachment: exerpt from Ch. 18 of Oneness Acceptance, unconditionally, of whatever has been presented, without the...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 4 Responses Aug 7

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    So, I have not long come out of a private hospital here in the UK as an NHS patient (state funded to you American folks) and it's gone fairly well overall. I went in in a state...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am currently married and unsure if I am in an abusive relationship or if I am just difficult to deal with. My husband has never hit me, but the things that he says to me and...
    Gonzales96 Gonzales96 18-21, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have been doing this on the phone for years now and it doesn't get old when you do it for the first time with a stranger you don't know it just makes it that much more exciting...
    heartgun heartgun 26-30, M Jul 22

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    Sorry i havent been on much lately, i was going through some stuff and i started a new job last week~ and dont think im ignoring you if i dont reply to messages :( i just have had...
    Jessiesgirl98 Jessiesgirl98 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    i have been seen naked by my siblings during spankings and i have seen them including my brother who is 3 years older than me... my dad spanked him for pleasuring himself which is...
    valbunny valbunny 13-15, F 7 Responses Jul 23

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    Okay this is something sorta crazy I know. Back when I was 13 I was raped on my way home from school and I didn't tell anyone and it broke me and ripped me apart still today I...
    Finniees Finniees 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I have been to France, Italy , Russia , Indonesia , Korea , Japan , Australia , Israel , Egypt , Kuwait , Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Spain, Canada, Panama, Columbia...
    gunnerysailor gunnerysailor 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 24

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    I have been to France,Spain,Malta,Greece,Bosnia,Turkey, India,Sri Lanka,Burma,Malaysia,Thailand,Japan, USA,Mexico,Brazil,Bolivia,South Africa,Botswana,Swaziland,Egypt,Ghana, DRC...
    Smeeg2911 Smeeg2911 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I have been told I have a nice voice, I was walking about the town with my mum and I guess my mum had known this woman, I said "How do you do, I'm Maryah." And she then said "You...
    Maryahsings Maryahsings 16-17, F Jul 24

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    I don't understand what I did wrong . he would come home angry from a long day at work and take it out on me . every little thing I did set him off , and he would hold me up...
    abbyhh25 abbyhh25 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 25

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    I have been to india and malaysia
    babagaga123 babagaga123 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    well that's a lie. i think to be cheated on, you have to have been in a seriousness relationship so I guess it's not even a possibility that I've been cheated on fml
    amyrobbyy amyrobbyy 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    I have been cheated on. I walked in on my fiancé' and what I thought was my best friend. It was the BEST thing that has ever happened to me! I moved out I found myself, I started...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 11 Responses Jul 26

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    I have been a lot of times. ;o I think my first was to NC from NJ when I was 3? Then I went to Dominican Republic, Disney World, Michigan. Probably NC more, but I don't really...
    njgirll njgirll 16-17, F Jul 27

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    I have been married for 5 years but we've been together for 17. There was a significant age difference between us (she was older). Long story short, over time, I got extremely...
    vladi7 vladi7 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    We all have scars, I'm nothing special. I neither need help nor support. I don't ask for pity or advice. I understand the pain in your eyes before I see your bruises. I have been...
    JaneBloodyAusten JaneBloodyAusten 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 28

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    I have been told I have a nice voice, even though I rarely sing in public. If I do sing in public I end up choosing a very obscure song so no one can compare me to the artist.
    Andymananct1 Andymananct1 13-15, M Jul 28

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    I don't know. Maybe I wasn't....it's just I thought we had a connection. Perhaps it was a weekend romance, but I just wish he would tell me if he didn't want to be friends. I...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F Jul 28

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    I have been, great place to meet new friends, talk to existing ones. Vent, share experiences, learn about the world around us.
    001goodguy65 001goodguy65 46-50, M Jul 29

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    what is life really yet to offer? I have been into a serious relationship and was just waiting for us to settle down and get married....until the time came that I wish would just...
    rockypoly rockypoly 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Well, I have been seen naked by everyone in my immediate family and all but one of cousins (a girl.) I have been seen by most of my close male friends at the gym or camping and...
    Bobbie1952 Bobbie1952 61-65, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    I have been with my bf for 4 yrs. I found out he cheated once just because the other girl found out about me and confronted me about it. They've been going out for 6 mos. He left...