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Jody and Phillip


Jody lives in her car, while her 19-year-old son Phillip lives in a shelter in St. Paul, Minnesota. After being unfairly evicted from her apartment, she sold all she had to buy a car to […]

Jody and Phillip

Jody lives in her car, while her 19-year-old son Phillip lives in a shelter in St. Paul, Minnesota. After being unfairly evicted from her apartment, she sold all she had to buy a car to live in.

As I was giving out socks, Phillip approached me. His shoes have holes all the way through, so he is unable keep his socks from wearing out. That’s how I entered into my conversation with these two. Thanks to Hanes I was able to help with much-needed socks

Their three wishes are simple—an apartment, a job, and car repairs.

We don’t often consider that the face of homelessness starts young. I hope to meet Phillip again one day with a story of success and victory rather than perpetual homelessness.

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  • Dean

    > We don’t often consider that the face of homelessness starts young.

    I certainly had not considered that, but according to the Rasmuson Foundation “The average age of a homeless person in Alaska is nine years old. Families with children represent the fastest growing segment of the homeless population…”

    Source: http://www.rasmuson.org/blog/?p=635

  • Obediah2

    SOCKS!!!! I started to talking to people around here about what could I do to help out that people don't always think of and they consistently said socks. Ever since then, I've been giving out socks like a crazy person and I've only met one person who turned them down. Pretty interesting to see you reached similar conclusions. Great work – love the site.

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