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I Was Homeless

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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 ...
    Braveheart4real Braveheart4real 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 30, 2008

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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...
    Emmamae15 Emmamae15 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 17, 2013

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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...
    Awt33356 Awt33356 16-17, M Aug 5, 2012

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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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    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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    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...
    roadofdarkness roadofdarkness 36-40 6 Responses Jun 3, 2012

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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...
    halfbloodprincess halfbloodprincess 18-21, F Oct 26, 2013

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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...
    friarrush friarrush 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 25, 2010

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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...
    SaltwaterReef SaltwaterReef 22-25, M 1 Response May 8, 2012

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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...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 6 Responses Feb 7, 2009

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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...
    anthony2001 anthony2001 61-65, M Jul 1, 2012

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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...
    vydyn vydyn 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 10, 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...
    dino1968 dino1968 36-40 Feb 24, 2009

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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...
    AlbinoLapineRedQueen AlbinoLapineRedQueen 22-25, F Nov 25, 2012

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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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    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...
    LickingStamps LickingStamps 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 7, 2009

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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...
    GalileosFinger GalileosFinger 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 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...
    Sniffbat Sniffbat 41-45, M 4 Responses Jun 13, 2010

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 16, 2008

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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...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 7, 2011

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    When I was 19 I was homeless for 4 months. My boyfriend of 3 years at the time decided he wanted to spend all our money on indulgences in stead of paying our rent and then...
    sighimnotgoodwithnames sighimnotgoodwithnames 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Well, if you want to get technical, I still am. I'm still in and out of a few of the shelters in my area. However, I know this is a temporary situation that was meant to teach me...
    Mariposa85 Mariposa85 26-30, F a week ago

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    I don't talk to the people in my life about it these days (especially my colleagues at work, where polite white upper middle class mores predominate), but I began my adult life at...
    sdf81978197 sdf81978197 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    There lot's homeless people in the world, what their government doing about it,, nothing just like are ,,,people every country have people homeless ,why the leader lay down there...
    pullupgirl103 pullupgirl103 31-35, F Apr 7

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    I have moved place to place for far too long. Firstly at the age of 19 I was chucked out by my mother, which was no fault of my own as she was menopausal and horrible. I then moved...
    vic0023 vic0023 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    My father once told me, "If a homeless person asks you for money, offer a meal instead of money." Today, that's exactly what happened. I was in a Subway today and a guy came up...
    Nijima Nijima 41-45, M Mar 26

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    I have more or less been homeless since I was 15. I left a bad home life and started riding the rails as a hobo. I learn about as much as you can learn from the old timers I meet...
    craig12345678 craig12345678 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I am homeless. Help in cleveland.
    Andrewjohniv Andrewjohniv 31-35, M Mar 28

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    I think that's very sad. I'm gonna research why this happens. War is no joke and I think it's sad that someone who's already been through so much should have to face a whole other...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I have away a sum of over £10,000 to charities that help homeless people last year. I feel good about that.
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 2

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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...
    swan401 swan401 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Not long ago, I read in a newspaper that a veteran was having to sell his medals that he earned in WW2 to pay his rent/bills.. Makes me so angry!
    clurrby clurrby 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 7

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    Meant for someone else, but not for me. Love was out to get me. That's the way it seemed. Disappointment haunted all my dreams... Then I saw his face. And now I'm a believer...
    ladypirate108 ladypirate108 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    Hi i am aakriti....and i am gonna share a experience which was sudden and scary also.This is the story of how i lost my virginity.I am a good looking girl with a decent attitude...
    Aakriti1212 Aakriti1212 22-25, F 1 Response 39 mins ago

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    "Dad! Dad! Help me! Mommy's going to spank me!" "What? Why?" "Because... I don't know! Don't let her!" He picked me up and carried me to my mom. He asked why I was in trouble and...
    KirstyAJohnson KirstyAJohnson 31-35, F 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    This all happened about 5 years ago. It was like 12:00am and I was sleeping. I woke up because I could hear my big brother walking to my bedroom. I pretended I was asleep so he...
    Ella09098 Ella09098 22-25, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    My stepfather screwed me for years when I was a teenager. Don't think my mum ever found out. It was a combination of events and I guess I wasn't completely innocent but he took...
    fi36 fi36 36-40, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    it was so amazing and cool to watch nothing like that ever happends the explosions and the buildings falling it was really entertaining!
    fatjellyrolls90 fatjellyrolls90 22-25, F 9 hrs ago

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    If Dr. Seuss was a technical writer What if Dr. Seuss was a technical writer? Here are several examples of what he may write to help you resolve your computer problems. If a...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Was? Was the bomb? Dr Seuss is the bomb and will always be the bomb.
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    So I recently found out that I was cheated on by my boyfriend. It's been a real struggle to deal with this because of conditions in which it happened. Since my boyfriend nd I have...
    Marquinta Marquinta 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    My mind is a caos of a million thoughts at once.. Keeping my head spinning, stealing away my rest.. The anxiety is never ending and every day just feels like another test.. Will I...
    SilentGhost2748 SilentGhost2748 26-30, M 8 hrs ago

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    And he cheated. And then I cried for 24hrs, and he left his family for her. She's slept with 86 people. I'm in such a bad spot in life as is. I've already cut. I see no hope. My...
    Stargasm Stargasm 22-25, F 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    One day I was trying to wash my hair, I didn't know how to wash my hair anyway,(this is on a Saturday morning) so when my dad came and check to see if I washed my hair or not. When...
    Awesomesarah2 Awesomesarah2 26-30, F Mar 16

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    One day I was sitting in my room just chilling out listening to music and my mom stormed in. She demanded to know know I Was suspended from school. I just told her it was a...
    urbetch urbetch 22-25 3 Responses Mar 16

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    On Wed. evening I went grocery shopping after work. A new store open about 10 blocks from my house. This is close and convenient since I generally walk to and from the store. I...
    inkednative inkednative 46-50, F Mar 16

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    Kidnapped during a robbery. So I was at home, and my mom was out at work and my dad was shopping. So I was watching tv upstairs when my dog started wildly barking. I went...
    Hollyander Hollyander 31-35, F Mar 16

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    Initially I was forced to take TKD cuz my mom wanted me to learn self defense. I was 13 at the time. Against my will, I joined. It was very hard at first cuz it takes a while to...
    azngirl123 azngirl123 13-15, F Mar 16

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    I was born a premature baby and it’s crazy that I forget it, although I am experiencing something so life changing right now. I am 23 years of age soon to be 24 and life is...
    orville1990 orville1990 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    A couple months ago I was going to my church's temple and my brother was merging on to the interstate when he looked over to see if a car was coming. He was going pretty fast. The...
    silence13 silence13 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    It all started by dropping the kids off at the baby sitter going to work and then going out to eat with my sister after work... Then going and getting the kids and taking my...
    Dom142Phil Dom142Phil 22-25, F Mar 16