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I got a house!! My favorite genre of music is R&B. What makes me happiest...

is to see my children smiling. After my three kids and I lost our home in March, we spent months sleeping in the car and then moved into a Louisville shelter at the VOA. I promised each of them we'd have our own home by the holidays, and now we do! The kids are so excited! Every day, my three-year-old asks me if it's really our own home, and I get to say YES! They have almost all they need. They have a bed, but now I need a bed too and and a stove to truly make it a home. My goal for 2023 is to find a better job to support my family better. For fun, I like to write poetry as taking pictures.

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The number one question I'm asked, is " Jeff, how do I respond when asked for help on the street? Samaritan is an answer to that question.
Nicole S.
now-housed Samaritan Member
This is the first time in seven years people have seen me for who I am, not what I look like or come from.
Raven R.
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I've been on the streets for 13 years. I've seen and heard everything. This probably has helped me more than anything else.
Laura L.
now-housed Samaritan Member
Sometimes, you can feel really invisible and it can kind of feel al lot of times like there's no help out there. It was just nice to have people be like "Yea, we really want to help."

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