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!
“I could easily just have continued living on the streets or being in the foster care system if it wasn’t for them.” At the age of four, Ben Kastenbaum was homeless in… [More]
“It was almost like…if you stay, your boys will someday do this. And your boys will never respect you, and they will never respect any woman.” Jordan Hedgecock, age 26, describes the… [More]
Homelessness “kind of ruined the thought of childhood for me,” 19-year-old Taylor Henson tells his friend Chelsea Lindquist. When Taylor was a tween, his family became homeless after his mom left the… [More]
“I’ve never been to jail. I don’t do drugs, I don’t drink. I don’t even go on dates. I sit at home, and I take care of my son, and I go… [More]
“I remember going to REI and looking at tents that would hold a family of five,” says Sherry Gilliard to her husband, Franklin. The Gilliards never thought they’d experience homelessness. Then the… [More]