Episode 010: I Just Want To Fit Back In

Lindsay Elitharp | Friday, April 3, 2015


Interview with Earle Part II

Earle has described returning to the free world “like escaping from a time capsule.” He has a simple dream; he just wants to fit back in. In Part II of our interview with Earle, we learn Earle’s first impressions of Liberty House, what his present life and employment prospects are like, and the obstacles between him and the “normal life” he desires.

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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