Charlie

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I first met Charlie online in our support group for homeless people that Invisible People facilitates. Then a few months back we met in person. At the time, Charlie was living in a tent and working full-time. You can watch that video here.

Working while trying to survive homelessness is extremely challenging. Charlie got sick and went into the hospital in Pasadena. When you live in a tent outside, it’s hard to stay healthy or to recover from a sickness. Charlie had to call in sick too many times and lost his job.

Charlie is been in the hospital eight or nine times in the last year. It’s common for homeless people to be in and out of hospitals. As taxpayers, we pay for that. Housing homeless people not only saves lives it saves taxpayer money.

Even though Charlie is still homeless and now without a job, he keeps a positive outlook. Charlie believes he’ll get another job.

Charlie shares about video blogging and how vlogging is therapeutic to him. What I didn’t know until this interview is that Charlie started vlogging because of my work on Invisible People’s YouTube channel. You can find Charlies YouTube channel here. 

UPDATE: Since this video was recorded, Charlie found a room to rent to get inside. Charlie moves in July 10th. We need to fix California’s affordable housing crisis to prevent homelessness and get every homeless person inside.

 


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