Deandre

I do not have many profound thoughts for the day. Instead I cannot quit thinking about Deandre. Deandre comes to the Center each night in search of dinner. At 13-years-old, Deandre is entirely self-sufficient. Ironically enough, Deandre is still considered fortunate...

Hope

I am not trying to gain sympathy for me or the rest of the staff when I write about the tough things we see. More than anything else, my goal is to simply educate and publicize the inexplicable poverty and desperation that exists in our own city. Even so, I would be...

Lessons

Oftentimes, I think society takes a paternalistic approach when helping people in need. We look at the poorer members of society as being lesser and needing us to save them. Case in point, we call the wealthy the upper class and the poor the lower class. Being lower...