Mark

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Mark has heart problems. He says he is working with six to eight cardiologists at the VA Hospital. Mark says he gets a lot of help from the Veterans Administration. He is a disabled homeless veteran living in a park in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

Mark worked as a mechanic. His back went out from leaning over cars most of his life. It’s hard for Mark to walk.

Mark says he’s gained weight since he’s been homeless. Well-intentioned people like to give food away to homeless people, but a sandwich will never end homelessness. There is an overabundance of food being given to homeless people yet an extreme lack of housing to get people off the streets. It’s OK to feed homeless people in a park as long as you’re doing something to get them out of the park and into housing.

Special thanks to St Joseph Center.


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