Shawn moved to Colorado to be with someone, but then they broke up. As of March 2007, he was still working some, but also living in a shelter. He was frustrated at the way the shelter was treating the homeless of Boulder.
Shawn had plenty of wisdom to share and some challenges to the shelters in Boulder:
“You want to create an atmosphere where people feel good about themselves…when you accomplish something, it makes you feel good inside. Most of us are trying to do the best we can. We made bad choices…but no one chooses to be homeless.”
There are times he wants to sit down and give up, but he’s got possible job options ahead of him. I hope he chooses not to give up when he feels like it’s too hard and can help others choose the same.
Near the end, Shawn shares some interesting points about poverty and homelessness. What do you think?