Author Archives: Allison C. Whitfield

Allison Whitfield

Allison C. Whitfield


Allison Cherise Whitfield, author of "the Shelter of the Shade Tree", writes from an inside point of view. Having experienced homelessness in San Jose, CA, Venice Beach, CA, Las Vegas, NV and Atlanta, GA, she is an advocate in the fight against homelessness. At this time, she is living in a homeless shelter in Atlanta, GA.


Homeless Woman Compares Shelter Experiences

shelter life

An Important Lesson About Shelter Life


The Streets Instead of a Shelter – Is It Worth It?


Amethyst: A Scientist Among Homeless Neighbors

City of Refuge

Back Inside Another Homeless Shelter

Mannequin Man

Welcome to Homelessness: Deuce (The Mannequin Man)

Homeless on Venice Beach

Welcome to Homelessness: Feeling Safe with Papa Bear

joining the family

Welcome to Homelessness: Joining the Family

welcome to homelessness

Welcome to Homelessness: Venice Beach Boardwalk at 7AM