Lives We Touch

The Lives We Touch: Kormasah and Emmanuel’s Story

01/16/2018 by Rebecca Toews “Being homeless in Minnesota is no joke,” recalls Emmanuel C (Bridging client: November, 2016). “Especially dealing with all the kids, it ain’t no joke.” After facing increasing violence in...

The Lives We Touch: Scott’s Story

01/10/2018 by Rebecca Toews “I cannot tell you how many times in the last four years that I would lie in my car, and hope that I would fall asleep and never wake...

The Lives We Touch: Quay C.’s Story

01/04/2018 by Rebecca Toews Quaylon Crawford enlisted in the Army right out of high school and deployed to Iraq in 2005 as an Infantry scout sniper. While deployed, Crawford got used to sleeping...

The Lives We Touch: Eva’s Story

12/24/2017 by Rebecca Toews “I hit a wall, and I just had to basically decide I didn’t want to keep living that way…” For Eva, Christmas had always been a magical time, filled...

The Lives We Touch: Sheelah’s Story

12/12/2017 by Rebecca Toews When her parents separated, Sheelah’s father and siblings began a cycle of moving from various homes throughout the Twin Cities area. Lacking stability, the family would have to leave...

The Lives We Touch: Shereese’s Story

12/01/2017 by Rebecca Toews “I just never wanted my kids to have to experience that.” Shereese describes her journey to Minneapolis in the summer of 1995 and “fleeing the South Side of Chicago”...

The Lives We Touch: Erica’s Story

11/21/2017 by Rebecca Toews “Chasing the dream” is how Erica describes her life today, but that dream seemed pretty far off to a 14-year old who just found out she was pregnant. In...

The Lives We Touch: William D.’s Story

11/18/2017 by Rebecca Toews Five years ago, William D. was living in a neighbor’s lawnmower garage in LA after suffering debilitating seizures following a car crash. When his sister told him he should...

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