My name is Jerry Hickerson and I work selling Street Sense. A fellow Street Sense vendor named Duane
told me about the paper over the summer and I was trained by James Davis. I like working with Street
Sense because I can be my own boss. If I get sick I can take a day off and come back to work when I’m
ready. I’m looking for other work and have applied for several jobs and am also interested in going to college.
I grew up in Northeast Washington, DC, with my mom, brother and sister. My mother passed away this
summer but I’m happy that she’s safe at home with her mother and father now.
I have a mental health disability and I receive SSI, but I still work hard and am looking for work so I can take care of myself, pay my bills and pay my rent. I’m also a diabetic but I take my medicine and eat right to make sure my health is okay.
I often work distributing Street Sense near the Whole Foods Market on Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown so feel free to stop by and say hello.