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Veteran Recounts “Living Invisible” On the Streets

  Adopted at infancy, Keith Shepperson, was raised right here in Richmond. He shared memories of growing up in the city, attending Armstrong High School, and having a lifelong interest in technical engineering. “I was always tinkering with everything and fascinated by how it worked,” he said. That interest led Keith

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Veteran Describes Vietnam & Addiction

William Piersall is a 61-year-old navy veteran, born and raised in Richmond, who served for two years during the Vietnam War. He is now a resident at our Veteran’s Transitional Shelter because of the struggles that led to his homelessness. Unlike some other servicemen, William was willing to talk about

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Former Client Joins Board of Directors

(Pictured above: Alan Bartlett discusses his responsibilities as a new board member with Executive Director, Lorae Ponder.)   Alan Bartlett recalls living in a room with no windows, a stranger in the other bed, and with feelings of desperation. Before finding himself at our Emergency Men’s shelter, he was a volunteer

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Family Shelter Resident Reflects on Homelessness

Josephine Crawley-Richardson is a 63-year-old mother, grandmother, caregiver, and a resident at our Espigh Family Shelter. “I never thought I’d be one to end up here,” she said. Josephine shared her story and described losing her home after trying to help a friend. A cancer survivor herself, she offered to

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Jauquin’s New Beginning

Jauquin Conton, a 30-year-old single dad, came to our shelter in search of help. He was homeless and caring for his 2-year-old son, Gio. “At first I wasn’t going to come, but everyone gets on their feet from HomeAgain. It’s a smooth program if you follow the steps. For the

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Navy Veteran Looks Toward Promising Future

Joseph McCree, a navy veteran, struggled with addiction after his service ended. He said, “I’ve always had places to stay and nice things, but always lost it.” At one point, Joseph worked hard to stay clean for five years before his battle with depression sent him into a short relapse.

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Update on John and Amanda Staying Off the Streets

The story of John McNealy and his dog Amanda reached the hearts of many as a GoFundMe campaign was organized to help them. After a life of hurdles and obstacles, John found himself on the streets of the city with no one but Amanda. Your donations assisted HomeAgain in securing

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46-Year-Old Intern Brings Unique Perspective to Work

Robert Poole, like his classmates at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), is working as an intern in order to obtain a degree in social work. However, unlike his classmates, Robert took an 18-year hiatus between first entering higher education and today. The practice of interning later in life has recently gained

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