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I Have Been Homeless and Lived In a Homless Shelter

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 42 People

    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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    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, 2014

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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 2 Responses Aug 1, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jan 17, 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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    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 5 Responses Mar 16, 2014

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