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Shawn


Shawn moved to Colorado to be with someone, but then they broke up. As of March 2007, he was still working some, but also living in a shelter. He was frustrated at the way the […]

Shawn

Shawn moved to Colorado to be with someone, but then they broke up. As of March 2007, he was still working some, but also living in a shelter. He was frustrated at the way the shelter was treating the homeless of Boulder.

Shawn had plenty of wisdom to share and some challenges to the shelters in Boulder:

“You want to create an atmosphere where people feel good about themselves…when you accomplish something, it makes you feel good inside. Most of us are trying to do the best we can. We made bad choices…but no one chooses to be homeless.”

There are times he wants to sit down and give up, but he’s got possible job options ahead of him. I hope he chooses not to give up when he feels like it’s too hard and can help others choose the same.

Near the end Shawn shares some interesting points about poverty and homelessness. What do you think?

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  • http://slohomeless.wordpress.com slohomeless

    I was struck by what Shawn said about he he felt he had been treated at the shelter he had stayed at.

    Sadly, his experience reflects those of many homeless throughout the U.S. – which is partially the reason that some homeless choose to avoid utilizing homeless support services altogether.

  • http://hardlynormal.com hardlynormal

    Michael, thanks for your comment.

    I almost didn't post this one for a few reasons. But in keeping true to this site's mission the voice of homelessness must be heard – not my voice.

    hugs,

  • Hayat AG

    hey, I am from Morocco and I wanna to help people are homeless.How can I join an association help those people????