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Kelly approached me at a forum about fighting the increase in the criminalization of homelessness this week. She walked up and asked, “are you Mark of Invisible People?” Kelly then asked if I can help […]

Kelly

Kelly approached me at a forum about fighting the increase in the criminalization of homelessness this week. She walked up and asked, “are you Mark of Invisible People?” Kelly then asked if I can help her tell her story. I didn’t think she was currently homeless so I responded that Invisible People empowers people still in some state of homelessness to share their stories. Kelly then enlightened me that not only is she still homeless she is sleeping outside in an alley.

Since May of 2016, Kelly has slept in this alley in Washington D.C. She goes through a dumpster each night to find cardboard to sleep on. Kelly shares candidly about how homeless women need to wear a skirt at night to urinate, however, doing so increases the risk of being sexually assaulted.

Kelly has two master degrees; she is intelligent and articulate. She says her homelessness is a result of her search for justice after ongoing legal battles. She came to D.C. to continue her fight for justice but ended up in a women’s shelter. When that shelter was closed last year, she had no place to go but the streets.

I have to give huge props to the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP) for including Kelly and several other people currently in some state of homelessness. Even more, people still experiencing homelessness were not just scholarshiped in to the event, they were at the table and included in every conversation.

People still homeless are by far the most important voice that service providers and governments need to be listening to. Some homeless conferences just bring in homeless people as a form of tokenism, so it’s very refreshing when organizations like the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness include homeless people in their events and treat them as equals!

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  • Jay_D_Kaputski

    The is the Kelly Miller you gullible people might want to know.

    https://www.facebook.com/kelly.miller.73700136

  • Kelly Miller

    I would like to thank everyone for the supportive comments. Please feel free to reach me at [email protected]

  • Debbie Neal

    Kelly. i live in Lexington,KY. my heart and thoughts, prayers are with you during your struggle to fight against the people who helped the scum who assaulted you. they are every bit as horrible as the creep who attacked you.. their silence and not helping you is the same as watching someone get attacked and watching & doing nothing. i am sorry you have no place right now to live. do you have a facebook? i do and would love to have you on my friends list i don’t do twitter but i do have an email address and facebook. Frankfort is only about an hour from here. you said in video you had to live in your truck for awhile there. do you have a fundrazr account or gofundme account. that would help raise money to help you have food or maybe a small apt. until you can get back home to Ky.? i am a heart and kidney patient on fixed income but i would like to help. Prayers, Debbie

  • Kelly Miller

    Ms Debbie thank you for your kind words and Please be sure to take care of yourself we have too few people who call it like it is as you just did and openly support victims. I can’t thank you enough for your open support. I lived in my truck in Kentucky however here in Washington, D.C. I live in the streets. I have tried to started go fund me account however they continue to illegally block me from creating an account.

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