New York City. Ken. 9.22.17
It is not often that I get to do this, so I want to take this opportunity to start a blog with feel-good news.
By now, less than one week after we met Ken, he is more than likely getting settled in and taking the necessary steps to "start over"; because on 9/23 at 7:10am Ken was getting on a train to Indiana where he would stay in a hotel and purchase clothing for 99 cents at the local Goodwill.
Having been on the streets for a total of 1.5 years - his current stint lasting 3 weeks, due to poor choice in company - Ken mostly kept to himself. Like many of the individuals we speak with, he preferred the streets to a shelter, hadn't slept in days (9 to be exact), and the bridges back to his family had been burned long ago.
Additionally, just like those before him, his positivity was awe inspiring.
We had asked Ken to give us a phone call when he had gotten himself settled in Indiana. Until then, cheers to new beginnings!