Written by: Arielle Zappia
Jamie L. - An Empowering Story
Jamie L. is a woman in her late 40s currently experiencing homelessness in Alabama.
Julia - Overcoming Homelessness
Read about how after many abusive relationships, Julia managed to overcome homelessness in 2021!
John W. - The Story of a Veteran
John W. is a veteran from Arkansas who began experiencing homelessness due to a divorce and drug use.
Heather - An International Story
Learn about how a refugee from Kyrgystan overcame homelessness in America, and is now working with other women experiencing homelessness.
Gina - A 5150 Story
Read about how one can go from having a fantastic job in the hotel industry to going to jail and quickly becoming homeless.
Alice - A Story Of Addiction
Read a story of addiction that caused a private school girl to experience homelessness.
Elizabeth P. - A Lifelong Story
Read about a woman who was abused from the age of 3 all the way until she was in her 40s. Her story is powerful & not one to be missed.
Linda O. - A Meaningful Story
Read about a woman from a small, Catholic town in Wisconsin who moved to California & began experiencing homelessness.
Amy X. - A Pandemic Story
Read about an unfortunate "pandemic" story that led a senior manager to become homeless in a matter of days.
Jackie S. - A Compelling Story
Read about Jackie, a 42-year-old woman who has been experiencing homelessness for the entirety of her life.
Tressa W. - A Powerful Story
From living in a nice home to living on the street, read more about Tressa's experience with homelessness here.
Because We hear you.
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If you are experiencing homelessness & would like to share your story, contact us!
The purpose of Project WHY is to give you a voice & to let you share your story. Please only share what you are comfortable with! This is a safe space for you :)
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