Tammy has been “jumped” twice by kids and adults going on a rampage setting fires and abusing homeless people, but that’s not the least of her worries. She has lived in the tent you see behind her for a few years and soon the city will be bulldozing the land because of new construction.
For Tammy, even with the dangers she feels safer living in a tent community than at a shelter. She calls the community her family and in many ways they become one.
I was with an outreach team in Columbus, Ohio checking on all the “campers” to see if everyone had any needs and to place people on a housing list. Their goal is to get everyone the support they need before the tent community is eradicated. I hope and pray Tammy makes it into a housing program.
Special thanks to Maryhaven