LeRoy

May 20, 2012

LeRoy is cur­rently expe­ri­enc­ing home­less­ness. Unlike many other peo­ple we inter­view, he is home­less by choice. He wants to be home­less so he can reach out to oth­ers who might need some light, guid­ance and support.

LeRoy believes that you can’t help some­one unless you under­stand his/her indi­vid­ual needs. You can do this sim­ply by lis­ten­ing. “Then you can see to apply what­ever med­i­cine they might need.” Check out this video­clip to hear him address this in his own words.

LeRoy is cur­rently work­ing on a busi­ness ven­ture to fund a com­mu­nity cen­ter.  The cen­ter is a safe, dry place for peo­ple to spend time at dur­ing the day when they have nowhere else to go. His busi­ness ven­ture includes mak­ing and sell­ing hats. He is cur­rently train­ing peo­ple to make the hats, and has secured stu­dio space to start pro­duc­ing them. We look for­ward to watch­ing his busi­ness grow!

In addi­tion to giv­ing us time to inter­view him and hear his story, LeRoy also vol­un­teered to take pho­tos of what his day-to-day life is like liv­ing in poverty. Below are some of the pho­tographs he took.  

LeRoy's Photo 4

LeRoy cap­tures what it is like to be homeless.

LeRoy's Photos 3

LeRoy cap­tures what it is like to be homeless.

LeRoy's Photos 2

LeRoy cap­tures what it is like to be homeless.

LeRoy's Photos 1

LeRoy cap­tures what it is like to be homeless.

LeRoy
LeRoy captures what it is like to be homeless.LeRoy captures what it is like to be homeless.LeRoy captures what it is like to be homeless.LeRoy captures what it is like to be homeless.LeRoy

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