New Years resolutions and reflections

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My biggest goal will be to stop smoking cigarettes. I know I will need help, because after every meal, I have to have a smoke. But I’m scared to get professional help, because I don’t want to be judged.

Sometimes I feel pain in my chest, but because I’m homeless, I blame it on being on the streets and not the nicotine. Now that I have insurance, I will go to the doctor and get a physical. Then the process will begin. This year, I hope to be a better non-smoker.

– Phillip Black Jr. 

Hopefully, I will complete my correspondence courses with Stratford Career Institute and enroll in a four-year college or university, such as The George Washington University, American University or University of Maryland.

– Mildred Hall

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Illustration by Levester Green // Artist/Vendor


I want to produce more art, for an income, with our Homeless Filmmakers Cooperative and the other Street Sense Media workshops.

– Levester Green


I would like to thank God for another Christmas and another blessed new year. I would like to change my ways, especially when it comes to my preconceptions and my responsibilities. As I get older, I get wiser. I think I’ve also gotten more competitive when it comes to taking care of my new apartment and my health. Paying my bills where I live makes me stronger and more independent. And taking care of my health builds a better life for me. I hope and pray for the best in me and my loving family. As my father said, “The family that prays together must stick together.”

May God bless us all. Happy New Year!

– Charles Davis

This post is a continuation of story from last year. You can view that here. 

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