Episode 004: I’ve Been Rich, I’ve Been Poor, Rich Was Better
Lindsay Elitharp | Friday, January 9, 2015
Interview With Chuck Barry
Vietnam Veteran Chuck Barry has seen his share of ups and downs. A successful restauranteur for most of his life, Chuck’s struggle with alcoholism left him isolated and impoverished. This interview was recorded back in September when Chuck was a resident of Liberty House.
Why Beyond Spare Change?
First, because we believe that stories are the currency of human connection. The sharing of experiences can break down boundaries, forge new paths, and force us to see each other as individuals with complex and varied histories instead of “types” dictated by circumstance.
Second, because anyone who has heard the clink of quarters against pennies, be it in a plastic cup or the bottom of a purse, knows that one has to move beyond spare change to impact chronic homelessness.
Lastly, the show is called Beyond Spare Change out of respect for the work the men and women who have passed through Liberty House have done on themselves and their lives. It’s no mean feat to find work after unemployment and homelessness. It’s no mean feat to struggle with addiction and maintain one’s sobriety. Above all, Beyond Spare Change is dedicated to our hardworking residents.
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A Bond Unbroken: 4 Paws 4 Vets
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Meet two wonderful individuals from the Manchester Animal Shelter: Ron and Martha. Ron and Martha have worked hard to change the lives of animals and veterans through a program called 4 Paws 4 Vets. This program connects veterans with shelter animals- free of cost! Both the animals and veterans have been through traumatic events in […]
With the help of our dedicated staff, veterans in residence, and local community organizations, Liberty House is working to make positive, successful changes in the lives of the brave men and women who have served our country.
Episode 019: Watching Them Fly
Friday, August 21, 2015
At 17, Mike ran away to join the Army. After enduring years of abuse from his mother, Mike felt liberated, living a “normal” life for the first time.