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Cliff


It was 116 degrees when I met Cliff on the streets of Las Vegas. The sight of him bothered me; he was so malnourished and skinny. I really feel for Cliff. He’s 59 years old. […]

Cliff

It was 116 degrees when I met Cliff on the streets of Las Vegas. The sight of him bothered me; he was so malnourished and skinny.

I really feel for Cliff. He’s 59 years old. He’s been living on the streets of Las Vegas for several years. Like many older homeless individuals , he doesn’t really have any job prospects at this point in his life. He sees no other options but to stick it out on the streets for the next three years until he turns 62 and qualifies for Social Security. That’s, he says, when he’ll finally get a “nice place” of his own.

We can do better than this.

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  • http://melissabeachphotography.com Melissa

    Hi
    I wanted to thank you for all that you are doing to show the lives of the homeless. My father was homeless for the last 3 years of his life. Before then he was a very successful businessman. One of my dreams as a photographer has been to document and photograph the stories of the homeless. As a young woman I have been to scared to do it alone. I am so happy to see someone else starting to tell others that homeless people are not there because of drugs or insanity. I hope that one day I will work up the courage to do what you are doing. For my father, I thank you.

  • http://challenge.bfi.org/application_summary/161 dick fischbeck

    Hi Mark

    I’m thinking ultra-low-cost
    shelter is the solution.

    Good work documenting.

    Dick
    Freedom, Maine

  • http://challenge.bfi.org/application_summary/161 dick fischbeck

    Hi Mark

    Keep it up.

    Dick

  • http://twitter.com/BihM Michael Thornton

    You’re a AWSOME MAN MARK!