Memories of Street Sense 

I want to thank Street Sense for allowing me to work and sell papers during my times of struggle with dealing with homelessness. This job has turned my life around. It showed me new ways of life, new direction and insight. 

Daniel Ball has been in my life since 1996, he also sells Street Sense. He is the kindest spirit, and kind-hearted and we both struggled and survived the streets together. He lost his job at Wendy’s. I lost my job, too, and then lost my place and that’s how I became homeless. We stayed down at Union Station, slept in chairs and laid on the floor. We spent time at the 24-hour McDonald’s on 13th Street and Burger King. We slept in churches, too. We stuck together through it all. We had nowhere to go. We cried together, we prayed together. We spent hours together at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on very cold days. What a hard road to face. I’ve been at Street Sense for 14 years. I really want to thank Street Sense for all the love and support they have given me. Danny and I love what we do. I love all of the workshops. What a joy to have a stress-free job. My memories are shared through these collages. 

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