“Homelessness is a fact of life, not a way of life,” Jeff Thompson was quoted as saying at the UAF Honor’s Program Graduation.
I could give you an article with numbers. I could give you an article with demographics and other statics. I could say close to 600,000 people in the U.S. are homeless on a given night. I could tell you how much money is needed to solve the problem,
So, this Christmas pay close attention. I’m sure there are drummer boys in your midst. Ones who feel they have nothing to give or that they aren’t good enough, but who still need your loving nod of approval.
I was living in my car, committing passive-aggressive suicide. It was while I was in jail that I realized what could be worse than wanting to die...
The situation didn't immediately change, but I no longer felt alone.
“That would be something very different. You wouldn’t have the violence. You wouldn’t have to call the cops all the time. You wouldn’t have to worry about protecting yourself all the time - especially at nighttime.”