Alicia’s story is heartbreaking. She rented an apartment in Venice Beach, California for 17 years. Alicia is now homeless and sleeps on the same street where she once rented because that’s where she feels safe. Alicia says in this interview: “the beach was once my heaven, but now it’s kind of my hell.”
Alicia how now lived on the streets for two years. She says she’s had a lot of bad things happen in her life but none if it compares to being a homeless woman in Los Angeles. Alicia feels homelessness is a no way out situation. Alicia adds: “I really feel like I’m dead because every day-to-day is not, you know, alive. When you wake up you just wait for it to be over so you can do it all over again.”
Alicia told me in this interview that on her very first night being homeless, she was hated. “You’re either invisible or you’re an eyesore, or they just want you to go,” Last year, Alicia says she cried all day and all night every day!
Alicia is at risk. You don’t have to be a social worker to hear the pain in her voice caused by living homeless. If she doesn’t get help soon, her whole mental state will get much worse.