Who gets their life back together in 30 days? NO ONE! Morris lives in a mission that has 30 days in and 14 days out policy. What that means is a homeless person can stay in the shelter for 30 days, but when 30 days are up, they have to leave and cannot come back for 14 days. As crazy as this policy is, it’s very common even in cities with freezing weather.
Morris is homeless in Columbia, SC. He is sober and looking for work. Morris is trying to make it, but it seems as the world is against him. The mission also does not allow homeless people to leave stuff in the shelter during the day, so when people go on a job interview, they have to take all their belongings with them. A clear sign to an employer that the person is homeless.
I just met Morris but I have a feeling he’s going to make it. Sadly, there are more people entering into homelessness than ever before. We all must work together to help our homeless neighbors.
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