“It sucks being homeless. And I don’t ever want to see my little girl homeless.”

This was the first thing Jessica said when I met her in Anchorage. She and her 1-year-old daughter are currently living with Jessica’s aunt, who sometimes kicks them out when she’s angry.

She’s a young mother, obviously scared to be on the streets any longer. It’s a face we don’t usually associate with homelessness. Instead of three wishes, she only had one, tearful wish: to go home.

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  • Lisa

    I am moved to tears listening to her story. I pray God will reveal to her the wisdom, honesty and humility she needs to reconnect with her family. I have a 4 year old daughter and can't imagine not knowing where she will lay her head at night, or if she is safe. Thank you for sharing these images!! It's very raw, but very touching, as well.

  • LeiaRashid

    How can we make changes? Is there anything we can do to make it better?

  • Laura

    Hey guys, I don't know if this is a good idea or not, but I thought that I would let you know. The average home price in Detroit, MI is $5,700. I found one on that is $99! Obama's stimulus program pays for your down payment on much of them, but $99!! Not a good neighborhood, but people are growing their own food. Just wanted to let you know.

  • Eastcoastin422

    honestly she seems nice but i lived in anchorage over on east 3rd ave at BFS next to beans and i seen her around for a while i lived there from july to september 2010 shes a hardcore alcholic and ive witnessed her purchasing dope

  • hardlynormal


    thanks for the comment. I agree, she was probably even drunk when I taped this. Homelessness is horrible and people want to escape. I was one, and now have over 15 years sober.

    we can never give up on people

  • Brenda

    Pray for those in need and that God touches the ones for need help.I want to start geeting donatations from people with anything to give out to the homeless in my Down town with my church:)

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