Episode 001: Road Warrior

Keith Howard | Saturday, December 20, 2014


Interview With Chris W.

Chris W. has spent his life trucking. After he got into some trouble, he came to Liberty House to get back on his feet. Back on the road full time now, Chris talks about his realization that he’s not Superman, he can’t do everything, and how that catalyzed his transformation.

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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