It’s Friday again – our song this week is Tracy Chapman’s “Talkin’ Bout a Revolution,” again from LaDonna. Millie, our nurse manager, wanted to share “Trying to Find My Place in the World,” but we couldn’t track it down on YouTube. If anyone knows the artist for that piece, leave us a comment and I’ll post the song next week.
Meanwhile, “Revolution” is a fair description of day-to-day life for many low-income and homeless men and women who spend many a long hour waiting in line to secure benefits. As a result of the recent economic downturn, cash-strapped agencies try to help a growing number of people with dwindling resources. This can result in longer wait times for those who need help the most.
For Respite clients who break the cycle of homelessness, being housed really is a revolution. And it takes a personal revolution to work through issues of mental illness, addiction, and abuse. That’s why we’re so proud of clients like Mike!