Clifford is an expert multitasker. He managed to ask others for help, ask me questions, and tell me about his life all at the same time. For him, life on the streets in Chicago is hard.
His dad, who he was living with, died in 2005, and Clifford turned to selling drugs. After a felony conviction, work has been hard to come by. He’s been even more frustrated as his professional connections are limited, and the job market seems to be governed by who you know.
He handed me a resume, and he let me know he’s even willing to shovel [beep] if that means he can have work. He’s ready and willing to work, but options are hard to come by.
How do we help people like Clifford off the streets?