Episode 017: A Sense Of Belonging

Lindsay Elitharp | Friday, July 10, 2015


Interview with Will: Part Two

In part two of our interview, Will brings us up to speed on reintegration after ten years in prison. “It’s not just getting a job,” he explains, “I had to address my mental health issues, I haven’t seen a doctor in ten years, or a dentist…I’m homeless man, where am I gonna go?” Will credits Liberty House with giving him “a sense of belonging, a part of” and believes we are all trying to find that place of peace and comfort within ourselves. Listen to part two of our interview to learn more.

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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