30 Apr No Place Like Home
About this Episode
From urban cities to rural landscapes, the United States’ crisis of the unhoused is yet another pandemic in the age of COVID. It’s estimated that nearly 200,000 people sleep on the streets every night. But countless more are invisible, teetering on the brink of foreclosures or evictions, dwelling in substandard housing or resorting to vehicular shelters. We explore the status quo in an era when unhoused has become a lurking nemesis for too many women and families. While this episode makes plain the national dilemma, we share stories about defying gentrification, beating the odds and tapping into the indomitable spirit that makes a way out of no way.
In this Episode
“School was a way to escape from homelessness… It’s really important to feel like you can strive towards the future, that you can fight, especially for homeless children.”
“When you’re parked on the street, you’re waking up to incoming traffic at 6:00 in the morning…You’re basically opening up your door to anybody that walks down that street.”
“Home is definitely a safety and shelter – a sanctuary, security, being able to simply say I have…Everyone deserves to have that.”