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Wed. 3:30am: Rain changes the homeless landscape as individuals relocate for more to cover. In new locations, two people agreed to be interviewed who yesterday refused. I interviewed a person, 34, who has been living on the streets of Hollywood for 5 years. He has SSI benefits and isn’t connected to any services. He has given up looking for housing because as he “doesn’t think it would work out”. His drug abuse continues. At first he declined to have his photo taken, but later, in a glimmer of hope, he allowed us to take his picture so that we could possibly find him again if housing opened up. In my heart, I dedicated this interview to all the family members out there who wish they knew where there loved one was. Who, every night, say a prayer for their loved ones safety. Who never give up the hope that one day there will be more light than tunnel for their loved one.
Join us for the Community Brief-Back 4/30/10 at 2p to learn the results of the Common Ground Vulnerability Index surveys done 3:30-6:30am this week in Hollywood. For more info visit Facebook: 100,000 Homes – Hollywood, CA.
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