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I Was Homeless

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    Not Fun

    ive slept in parks before, at train stations.. not often, but dam, its not fun... its not the cold, or the physical discomfort that makes it so hard to sleep, its the mental discomfort and the knowledge that ur life must be very low if ur homeless...  and the unsaftey really...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 16, 2008

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    Like A Dog... Like An Animal!

    Yes, but then I cleaned my act up and worked hard and moved out of my tent! It can be done.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 25, 2011

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    Drug Addiction / Prostitution

      I left home at 16, after a **** childhood, the government at the time stopped people below 18 claiming social security benefits.. It didn't matter what reason you were in need of assistance - how ever bed the family circumstances - you just could get nothing.   So my only...
    roadofdarkness roadofdarkness 36-40 6 Responses Jun 3, 2012

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    Currently Homeless...

    Just got out of an abusive relationship after over 2 years this past week. Staying at my parents, but I don't have many of my clothes, toiletries, everything is still there. I am trying to save enough to buy my own tiny house...and if the deal goes through the payments would be...
    SaltwaterReef SaltwaterReef 22-25, M 1 Response May 8, 2012

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    Not Easy

    I left my home and everyone I knew to create a new life for myself.  The top priority was getting myself safe from a dangerously toxic situation.  As a result, I found myself homeless.It was not fun.I stayed in a shelter for women and children.  There were more than 200 people...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 7, 2011

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    8 Months...

    We were homeless for over 8 months. We were forced to stay with my aunt.  Thankfully we got back on our feet by being in a sink or swim choice and we are swimming. But we are stuck with my moms idiot boyfriend well for another month. It was a rough few months but god blessed us...
    Awt33356 Awt33356 16-17, M Aug 5, 2012

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    Www.homelessartisan.org

    I am creating a website to help people who are or were homeless. I was homeless many years ago and hope this is a way of giving back.
    mikejackering mikejackering 41-45, M Jul 11, 2009

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    Giving Someone a House Doesn't Mean They're Not Homeless

    I first started sleeping rough when I was thirteen. I had no school, no adult I felt able to speak to and half of my friends were homeless. There were family problems so sometimes I slept rough because I had nowhere else to go, other times I actually chose not to go back or to...
    LickingStamps LickingStamps 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 7, 2009

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    Time for my most recent story.

    I have always felt something in my heart that kept me from feeling wanted by everyone...I feel like maybe something is wrong with me...but that was until I learned how cruel people are today. This happened on March 23....I at the time was with my abusive mom and little abusive...
    Sakura1567 Sakura1567 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 25

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    I Was For Many Years.

     I was homeless for many years, from 14 until I was 24. My daughter even spent her first year of life inside a transitional housing program.
    EffectsHer EffectsHer 26-30, F Jan 17, 2010

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    It Happened So Quick And Lasted So Long

    All it took was a week of steady rain I couldnt pay rent and I was out on the street . This lasted 3 years . I think it broaden my understanding of why and how this can happen to anyone . I was stopped by the cops one night a the female officer really wanted know how I...
    charles849 charles849 70+ 1 Response Apr 22, 2010

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    Being Chronicly Homeless

    I have been homeless most of my adult life. I was first homeless aged seventeen as this is the age at which parents can disown their offspring in UK. I hate being homeless in winter but in summer it is not so bad. I have had homes at various times but it has never worked out. It...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 6 Responses Feb 7, 2009

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    I Spent My 11th Birthday In A Motel 6

    I just remember how embarrassed I was and how terrified i was of letting anyone at my school find out. First we lost our 4 bedroom house in the suburbs. Then we moved into a tiny apartment in the ghetto. And when my mom and my little half-brother's dad split up, my mom threw...
    Emmamae15 Emmamae15 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 17, 2013

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    You Got to Be Kidding Me!!

    I lived in Hammond,IN at the time that I became homeless. I was pregnant with my son and because I had a daughter I was informed by management that I would need to move into a three bdrm. The problem was that I was told that one would be available by the...
    Braveheart4real Braveheart4real 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 30, 2008

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    The Secret Life Of A Homeless

    As of right now I am technically still homeless since i am living in someone else house. I remember the first day that i became homeless. I was thirteen years old. Me my mom and sister was hiding out in the bushes waiting for the cops to pick us up. We were hiding from my mother...
    vydyn vydyn 18-21 8 Responses Jul 10, 2012

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    She Was Homeless And Got By

    A young woman I knew lived with a man for a couple of yrs , they fought frequently , he drank, One night he kicked her out and locked the door She had no place to go except a shelter She had no money She walked and walked and got very tired She saw a man in the lobby of an apt...
    anthony2001 anthony2001 61-65, M Jul 1, 2012

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    I Was Homeles Once

    When I was seventeen I gave up my flat to go and look after my Mother, I had made a promise to my Father that I would look after the old bat after he died. She became ill and I went to live with her and care for her. All through a bad winter and a mild but wet spring I made sure...
    Sniffbat Sniffbat 41-45, M 4 Responses Jun 13, 2010

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    Stuck In A Rut For Too Long

    My husband and I have been bouncing from home to home since about 3 years ago. We'll get lucky enough for someone to take us in. Then we'll look for jobs, but then luck out, get kicked out, and have to find somewhere else. It has been like this for too long! After my sister-in...
    AlbinoLapineRedQueen AlbinoLapineRedQueen 22-25, F Nov 25, 2012

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    1995

    In 1995 I had a drinking problem all of my friend kept me drunk. I was tring to hide the fact I was bisexaul my farther made it loud in clear if I was I was not allowed in his house. so lost every thing so. first I stayed at my sisters till she kickede me out because of my...
    dino1968 dino1968 36-40 Feb 24, 2009

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    2 Months At A Homeless Shelter

    This is my last week in a youth homeless shelter before I move into my own place. Thankfully I never got to the point where I had no where to sleep, but not having a place to call home is hard regardless. It's a bed to sleep in, a place to get a hot meal, but that's about it...
    halfbloodprincess halfbloodprincess 18-21, F Oct 26, 2013

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    When I Was Young

    I don't need to go through the details about how I came to be homeless. That's another story, or a lot of stories. But I was homeless when I was a teenager. My first day was so scary, I was so naive. I spent the night wondering around in the big city in the snow. I came across...
    GalileosFinger GalileosFinger 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    It Was Rough.

    I did it. I moved to New York City.  I did it because I was in love.  That apparently did not work out the way I planned. While these things worked out in the movie. Apparently it is not practical in real life.  I ended up at Belview for a few nights but that...
    friarrush friarrush 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 25, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I was homeless as a teenager. I has abusive parents and an abusive foster home. When I was 15 I ran away and lived on the streets. I was stupid enough to believe that I was "free...
    KnaveOfClubs KnaveOfClubs 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    I was homeless at the age of 26. And I won't lie I was determined to end my life upon winding up homeless. My life was monotonous and tedious. Boring jobs, no friends, no family...
    lon3lygam3r lon3lygam3r 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I live in Green Bay WI. The police are horrible to the homeless. They treat them like dirt. They arrest them on charges that are false. They even gave a ticket to a homeless...
    BibleThumper BibleThumper 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇 O GOD, Almighty and merciful, who heals those that are broken in heart, and turns the sadness of the sorrowful to joy; Let your...
    rahifsaad rahifsaad 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I am a 25 year old single mother of 3 children under the age of 7. I have a low paying part time job (the first one i've been able to find in 3 years) and my own vehicle. We lost...
    KayCoffie25 KayCoffie25 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have not lost hope. I will find work soon. I will get back on top. Being homeless does not define me. I will not be defeated.
    MissinMySon MissinMySon 36-40, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hi. I Am a 48 year old woman in a bad situation. I have been independent and hard working my entire life, until I was injured, TBI (traumatic brain injury), 2.5 years ago. My...
    GoodIntentionGirl GoodIntentionGirl 46-50 1 Response Jul 12

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    in 6 months. I will have no income and my savings will be gone. I have applied to all kinds of jobs. I will lose my apartment. I will have to give my 2 cat's up for adoption...
    absolom absolom 36-40 6 Responses Jul 14

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    Was but not anymore my adopted parents are now homeless and I'm now back at the orphanage again. Life is hard on me right now but I just have to be strong for overs.
    sliverwolfbec sliverwolfbec 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    When I was 17, my friend had convinced me to go with her to this guy's house. There was four of us: me, my friend, and the two guys. I was 17, my friend was 18, and the guys were...
    Becca831 Becca831 16-17, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Last year I was at my friends house (I'll call her Anna) and Anna had an older boyfriend ~ he was 20 and she was 13 . While Anna was in the bathroom taking a shower , Dave < fake...
    loudd03 loudd03 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    Obviously, I’m not a relationship expert but I am an expert on my failed relationships😛 It wasnt working out for me andwhy it didn't quite work out(my version off course,not...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    I have had morphea since 1965 at the age of 14. Back then it was extremely rare to find a doctor who even knew what morphea was. My morphea started as a round spot on my wrist...
    Muffygirl Muffygirl 61-65, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Lately I've been questioning myself a lot lately, "How was I not worth it?" Or "Was I not worth it for him to fight on my side?" I would replay our time together and all the...
    stella517 stella517 26-30, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Missing Child Fraud-For 10 years myself and younger siblings were "missing",but we did not know this. We thought we were living in Switzerland with our father. In 2007 when I was...
    Prosperar Prosperar 22-25, M 11 hrs ago

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    When I was 14 I saw "Platoon" for the first time. It affected me greatly and to this day still is my favourite film ever. Even though I'm quite fond of "Blade Runner" and "The...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I was sexually abused ever since I could remember. Later on I figured out I was molested from before I was 2 until I was 12. I was molested by my older male cousin and my older...
    MgkLez96 MgkLez96 16-17, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Getting it over with! When I was about 16 I made the mistake that many teenage girls make of not being aware of the time. So I arrived home an hour after curfew. Daddy for some...
    Tina303 Tina303 41-45, F 6 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I have a problem where when I drink too much sometimes I get aggressive. I've done it to my parents and an ex before but nothing like I do to my current love. In the year we've...
    laurendimitra laurendimitra 22-25, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    My mother abandoned me two years ago while I was going through a divorce. She found out that I had been seeing another man while I was still married, and really lashed out at me...
    Amelia3611 Amelia3611 31-35, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Does anyone know what sort of spider bit me? Symptoms include respiritory difficulties, fever, hallucinations, sweating, pain and more pain. 5 days incapacitated. Australia.DAy 1...
    alienwarrior alienwarrior 51-55, M 4 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I was deeply affected by the movie "Love and other drugs" the other day. Anne Hathaway IS that film. Her performance is outstanding. Usually it's not my type of film, but I think...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 5 hrs ago

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    It happened over and over again .. it wasn't really anyone's fault but my own. It's a part of me to never say, No. The thing is I'm just afraid to loose people,but aren't we all to...
    hulkgirl hulkgirl 18-21 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I guess I should state I was married to a soldier with PTS. I will never call it a disorder, he was a strong man and a great husband, so i will never say he had a disorder. Five...
    KatieInSoCal KatieInSoCal 26-30, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    My mom gave me away becuse of drugs and beer so I went to her aunt and uncle then when I was 8 my real aunt came and got me secretly then then she told thelm she had me and I end...
    gladyspots gladyspots 22-25, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I was worried I weight more than I do. Every time I look in the mirror all I see is fat everywhere. Currently I weigh 104 lbs (I'm five foot two). I am so glad that I have...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I wish i was good enough, but i'm not. Never was and never will be
    BleedingAngel BleedingAngel 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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