The “Finding Our Way” StoryCorps project recorded conversations between people who have experienced homelessness, as well as reflections from housing advocates and service providers. Listen to powerful stories from Washington families in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, and please share them widely!
“One of the reasons I joined the swim team was because we had morning practices, so it gave me a reason to get to school early, so I could take a shower.”… [More]
“I’m so glad I’ve been given a second chance and I have the ability to love now.” Maizy Brown’s childhood fantasies about a loving family life didn’t square with her reality of… [More]
“I was frustrated with searching and being rejected,” Alena Rogers says of the time she was homeless with her two young boys, applying for multiple apartments. Every landlord turned her down because of her past… [More]
“I saw children that came, who literally looked lost, and some of them they were blaming themselves for the family’s homelessness.” Desmond Pullen started volunteering at a homeless shelter for families near… [More]
“How you stop family homelessness is not really complex. You put a roof over people’s heads, and then you figure out the rest.” Mary Jane Brell Vujovic has devoted her life to… [More]
“I was on the street with kids that were magnificent.” At age 13, Izeekiel Lundsten fled violence and sexual abuse at home, and ended up on the streets of Seattle. Thirty years… [More]