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Life on the Streets: Voices of the Homeless of Silicon Valley

Author: Valley Medical Center/ Valley Homeless Healthcare Program

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Story Telling can be healing for both the story teller and listener alike.Yet for most people experiencing homelessness, lives are lived on the fringes, voices are left unheard and opportunities for the larger community to understand them are lost.These heartfelt stories, a collaboration between Story Corps and the Valley Homeless Healthcare Program present the voices of people experiencing homelessness, and shine a light on the humanity of the most vulnerable members of our society.
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In this episode, Dr. Charles Preston, PHD and Jennifer Loving, Destination:Home CEO discuss homelessness and the challenges of housing rough sleepers.
Sister Cookie

Sister Cookie

2018-07-2408:32

In this episode, Corliss Manselle, (aka Sister Cookie) talks to Janet Kohl about her life growing up, family roots, homelessness and her ministry. Sister Cookie is a member of the Valley Homeless Healthcare Program Patient and Family Team. She advocates and gives a consumer voice to homeless healthcare.
Annette

Annette

2018-05-1829:371

Donald

Donald

2018-05-1729:06

Jesse

Jesse

2018-05-1621:58

In this heart-wrenching story, Jesse describes his childhood trauma and how it connected to the 28 years that he spent in prison. He also describes his personal healing process and the power of forgiveness.
Henry

Henry

2018-05-1627:09

Henry was born addicted to heroin, was raised in foster care, and spent 27 years in prison. Despite not being able to read or write, he found poetry and composed over 500 poems in his head. It has become a powerful means to express his voice, and heal his wounds.
Paul T

Paul T

2018-05-1104:02

Paul discusses his journey from drug use and homelessness to recovery and helping others as a Mental Health Peer Support Counselor for the Office of Supportive Housing in Santa Clara County, California.
Willie and Janet

Willie and Janet

2018-05-0218:27

Willie tells his story in going from homeless on the streets to becoming a national spokesperson for homeless healthcare
Barney and Amber

Barney and Amber

2018-05-0203:46

Barney traces his path from the streets to the home he found at the medical respite program.
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