Los Angeles Homeless Woman Shows How She Lives in a Tent

Los Angeles Homeless Woman Shows How She Lives in a Tent

– I put all this stuff in here, all the branches back
in here just to make it so that anybody coming in, I can hear ’em, and I can get up and
be ready for whatever. And my front, this is
the only way in and out, is through here. And if you wanna walk out,
I will close the door. – [Interviewer] No, no, no way. I’m fine.
– Okay. – Or unless you wanna–
– Well, I’m gonna show you how it’s, yeah.
– Sure. – If you walk out, and if, I’ll show you how I close the door. Well, and then I got a rope on it here. So, I close it up. – Oh, my gosh.
– And then I have the rope that I pull on the inside. This, I put up here, and
I pull this on the inside all the way into my tent so
anybody pulling this out, I’m gonna feel it, and I’m gonna get up ’cause I don’t wanna be
caught, and I got it. And I’m making doors for everybody. And I just made the frame. This is old one, and I
wired it all up together, and this part here is in the ground with an empty can of beans or whatever. That way it swivels on that and– – [Interviewer] How
long have you been here? – I been here, I’ve been up in
the park for three years now. I’ve been in this spot for about a year. I have to make it as
much as home as possible. I have my coffee table. I cook out here when it’s warm, but as you can see, there’s
no ceilings over it, so. In the summertime, it’s
okay, but in the wintertime, I have to dig trenches
for the rain runoff, and a secure place for
my, whatever I have, what little I have, secure enough to, nobody’s gonna come in here. You can’t come in. You can, but who’s gonna wanna come in to just to steal clothes? Nobody.
– Well, they don’t know what’s in here.
– They don’t know what’s in here–
– All the sudden they think it’s a goldmine. You know?
– Well, yeah, but I have a camera that I have aimed here in case anything is taken. Then I know who did it. – [Interviewer] Oh, you
have a security camera? – Yeah, just to time lapse, – Oh, wow.
– Just a quick camera. – [Interviewer] How do
you keep that powered up? – (laughing) By the Orange Line. I go down.
– Okay. What’s the Orange Line? – Well, that’s where we power
our phones, our cellphones and whatever else we have,
our radios, our lights. Everything of mine is USB port, so. – Right, right.
– My phone. I got a headlamp for my bike
’cause batteries are just, after a while they’re too expensive, and if you buy them at the 99 Cents Store, they don’t last that long. They don’t last long, so.
– Well, this is no place for anybody to live.
– No, it’s not, but you know what? Where are we gonna go? On the Boulevard? On Ventura? On Van Nuys Boulevard? You have to bring your
tents down in the morning, and then you can pop ’em up at night. So, and as long as it’s
not blocking a business or blocking wheelchairs
from getting through, but I can’t do that. I know I’m not young anymore. I’m not 20 years old anymore. I can’t drop my tent every morning and just go out and walk around. So, we have to go out and
walk around all day long. – [Interviewer] I don’t know how people do it, actually.
– I don’t see how they do it. I had to set everything up. I have to have it as much
as home because if I don’t, then I might as well just
turn into a drug addict and just veg away in my little dome tent. I can’t do that. – [Interviewer] So long have you? So, how did you end up homeless? – I ended up homeless
because I had a boyfriend in San Diego that my
boss first, my boss died, so I moved from his property. I worked for him for 10 years,
I took care of his horses, and then on the site, I broke horses and I fixed the broken horses. And so I met somebody and
him and his little brother wiped me clean, had me evicted somehow, one way or another, had me evicted. And he got a rental agreement, and he got to stay on the property. I had to leave, and so my brother, a real good friend of mine. I called my brother, came from Idaho Falls and picked me up. And I went out there for
a year and I just said I gotta come, it’s just not happening. My feet are white, getting bad. I need to see doctors for my feet. I can’t do what I normally do, so. – Right.
– So, I had to come back here, and when I came back here
after moving away 25 years ago, I just could not believe the homeless. And I went to my ex-husband
in here, in Van Nuys, and I say hey, I got a problem. I’m out of work, and I
need a place to stay, and he said no. We were married 18 years,
but cirrhosis does a lot to a man’s brain or a person’s brain. I guess he didn’t remember
anything from our past, so. – I’m so sorry.
– Yeah, so I couldn’t stay there ’cause just, and everybody I knew 25 years ago is gone. Nobody left here, so I was
kind of stuck on the street. Went to the church,
found out about the park. Came set up a little
tent, and I said well, this I can do, as long
as I get to somewhere that I can cook a meal
at the end of the day from going to and from doctors, or Cornerstone, or you know?
– Yeah. – Back and forth, and my stuff, ’cause I can’t drag all this stuff around, and I’m not gonna push a shopping cart and look more homeless
because your average blue collar man that’s
got a job, has a house, has a car, PTA, soccer mom, soccer dad, they all look at the homeless as oh, they’re gonna catch something! They look at the homeless
like they better than us, and I made $70 an hour. I wasn’t better than them, and they’re not better than me. This is a bad turn of events
that snowballed into this. – Living in a tent.
– Living in a tent, trying to get doctors to
fix my feet and get this ’cause I don’t wanna draw
off of the system forever. I wanna work, I wanna go to work, and come home, tired
at the end of the day, and have a meal and watch TV. – Like normal people.
– Like normal. What’s normal? I’m more normal than some
of them fools out there, but bad turn of events brought me here, and I’ve had to, you just make do with what you have. There’s LAPD and rangers out here. You cannot just push a
shopping cart through town wondering where you’re
gonna go to the bathroom because nobody will let
you use their bathrooms. You can’t use a Jack in the
Box or McDonald’s bathroom unless, everything locked,
unless you bought food there. – Right.
– So, what do you do? You take to the sidewalk,
you to take to the street, you take to a bucket. I can’t walk, push a shopping cart. I have to be somewhere where I’m private. – [Interviewer] How are
the police out here? – Rangers, the rangers are pretty much, they’re okay because it’s their job to cite 24-hour notice. It’s not legal to be camped here. It’s illegal to have a fire
pit, but you have to cook food. So, where’s the humanity in that? They’re pretty much okay. They don’t like doing this, and I was told by one or two of them that you know what, we don’t like this, but we
have to do this, our job. Or I’ve had one or two come
in and say you know what? Clean it up. But I don’t
have to clean it up. My place is clean.
– Yeah. – How would you feel if you were homeless and your place is a mess? You got shopping carts everywhere. For a man in uniform to
come tell a grown person clean up your shit, clean up your mess. You can’t have it like this. You know what? If we didn’t blatantly, if
they, not me, I’m sorry, my place is clean, blatantly
throw liquor bottles all over the place, and I can’t. I can’t look into the camera
because you know what? Aha.
– Okay, I got it. – Because I’m very– – Yeah, it’s fine.
– But I mean, if they don’t blatantly do
their dope in front of people that are jogging up and
down and with their kids on the weekends, and blatantly
throw liquor bottles, and cuss, and yell, and this about, they’d have a little bit more empathy. The police, LAPD, and
the rangers would have a little bit more
empathy on being homeless because we’re not all– – [Interviewer] You’re not here by choice. – We’re not. I’m not here by choice. A lot of people are. They’d rather be here so they can spend most their money on
everything else but rent. For myself, I’d rather pay
rent than live in a tent. And no matter where I live, I will keep it clean as I can. I will not blatantly in front of, at the Orange Line where
we’re charging our phone blatantly be drinking and making homeless people look bad. – Yeah.
– And homeless people like that give homeless
people like me a bad name. – And they’re just surviving.
– And they’re surviving. That’s all, you know what? They’re surviving that, yeah.
– People use drugs to cope with trauma and homelessness.
– And I can see that running into a snowball effect because it happened to me with heroin. I’ve been clean from heroin 29 years, but I can recall back when I was 20. It snowballed into an effect that I just don’t give a shit.
– And congratulations on 29. – Yeah, thank you.
– That’s no easy feat. – No.
– What would you want people to know about homelessness
that they probably don’t know? – Oh, people, your soccer
moms and soccer dads, and PTA, those kind of people, we are not any less of
a person than you are. You’re not anymore than we are. We’re all the same, we put
our pants on the same way. It’s one paycheck away
from being homeless, and that’s all it takes. And then once you’re
here, it’s like oh well, I might as well get high tonight because it can’t get any worse than this. And then that snowball,
and everything snowballs into where you’re carrying around your sleeping bag on your shoulders. I never thought that I’d be homeless. I saw my mom. I told my mom, I said,
mommy, that old man. I was 10 years old. Mommy, that old man picked
something off the ground, and he lit it, stuck it in his mouth, and he was smiling, and he lit it. And I think it was a cigarette. She says, “Well, honey, it
must have been his brand. “That’s why he was smiling.” 45 years later, I found myself looking on the ground or cigarette butts. And sure enough, I found
one, and I was smiling. I wiped off the filter a
little bit, and I lit it, and I was smiling because it was my brand. So, I could happen to you.
– My first job here, my first job, my car broke down and I had to take the bus. And first time taking a bus in a big city, and a homeless guy got
on with a bucket of fish. And the seat, everybody
started putting their bags so the homeless guy
wouldn’t sit next to ’em, and I’m not like that, right? So, he sat next to me, and
it was a horrible experience. I didn’t ride the bus again until I became that homeless man. And I remember, I had to get on the bus, and walking down as a homeless man, and everybody was putting something next to the seat.
– So that you didn’t sit next to them.
– So I wouldn’t sit next to ’em. It’s funny how life changes like that. – Yeah, you know what? It could change you in an instant. You don’t have money to pay
rent, that’s all it takes is money to pay rent,
whether you’re collecting from the government or you’re working for, if that’s gone, what are you gonna do? You are gonna try to survive. We’re all human. We are all a domesticated animal, not used to the bitter
elements, so what do you do? You build a lean-to, you build a tent, and you get a tarp, you get cardboards, anything to keep yourself warm at night. – Make a security gate.
– Make a security gate. Now I went a little
farther, and I have to, – Right.
– Because I’m 60 now and I cannot be in a little cardboard box. I can’t do it, because
then I might as well start getting high at night and just, or every day and all day, might as well just start doing that
because what do I have left? So, I felt positive about tomorrow, the next day, and the next day. I do the same thing again. I have to get five down. You know what? We work harder, homeless
people work harder than anybody with an eight hour job ’cause when we get up in the morning, we are trying to decide
what we’re gonna have to eat for that day or just that day at all. Water, where we’re gonna
go to the bathroom. We work harder than anybody with an eight hour job, absolutely do. – [Interviewer] How far do
you have to walk for water? – About a mile.
– Each way? – Yeah, I guess it’s about
a mile from where I am, with five gallons. If I don’t have a cart
to put it on and pull it up the hill, then I get to
the Orange Line and wait. Hopefully I have cigarettes to trade. Can you bring this up the hill for me? – [Interviewer] And there’s no days off. – No, no.
– That’s what people don’t understand, there’s no
– Eight days a week. Vacation days.
– No. – No personal leave.
– No, no, no. Not at all. We do it every day, every
morning you wake up. I myself do my chores. I’ve always have, or you look for the next bag of dope. – Right.
– To be honest with you. In not in the plane anymore. – Thank God.
– Yeah. – [Interviewer] So, let’s
talk about something a little nicer, lighter. I met you on a movie set, a movie that’s gonna be about your life. – That’s crazy. I don’t think– – [Interviewer] How do
you feel about that? – I didn’t think my life
was that interesting. Would I not now? It’s not interesting,
but evidently they seem to think it is because of everything that I did before becoming homeless. Can’t do it now, but to them, it was interesting because it’s gonna be a short film about– – A virtual reality, actually.
– About, virtual reality where you put your headset
on, you go into my tent. You get personal with me
so that that soccer mom and soccer dad look at it and go, wow! This person really had a life before, and now it’s torn away. These LAPD, they’re just wicked. They’re mean and they’re nasty. I got my campsite over
here just two clicks away tore away by an LAPD officer that came in. And I was out, I ran out,
and I said wait a minute. Man, do I got my pills
over there for my stomach, and my jacket, and my cane? So, I went back in and I was telling him. He’s cutting into my tent
with this evil, vindictive, – Oh, I’m so sorry.
– Almost sinister way that he’s cutting into it,
but wait, the door’s open. You’re here to push us out, not pillage through my
personal belongings. – Oh, my God.
– This is my home, H-O-M-E. You have to have a
warrant in anybody’s home. You have to have a warrant
to go in and search their, I don’t give a shit if
I’m here illegally or not. It’s still a home, H-O-M-E. It’s still my home. So, he had everything sprooled out, and this is what the beginning of this film I did is about, about we are human beings. We are a domesticated animal. We have a right to do things in private, to go to the bathroom in private, to lay our head somewheres warm. – [Interviewer] Have some dignity! – And to have some dignity. These guys don’t give a shit. They come in and rip your tents up. Oh, now where are we gonna go, on the sidewalk where
we have to lower the, we have to move because people with their businesses don’t. You know?
– Yeah. – And a stray dog, you can see a stray dog with a limp, and his hair matted, walking down the sidewalk in Van Nuys and have the store person come out and give that a fresh, clean pan of water. But we ask for water, for
a cup, we don’t get it. – Wow.
– And they will give that stray dog a pan of water. – Wow.
– Where’s your humanity? This is a bird sanctuary. We’re at this park. It’s a bird sanctuary. They got a sanctuary for
birds because who knows if that’s their last of the species. Who knows if I’m the last of my species. – [Interviewer] Well, you’re
soon to be in housing. – Yes. – Thanks to LA Family Housing.
– LA Family Housing. – [Interviewer] And thank you for Eric. – Eric, wonderful guy.
– Who introduced us, and Rose!
– Yes, and Rose. – [Interviewer] So, my
favorite part on the set was like Emily was just here, and she was the producer. And they don’t normally
connect to homelessness, – No! – [Interviewer] But they loved on you, and now it’s just natural. They’re coming to visit you at your tent! – I know, I know.
– These are Hollywood people, and they’re coming to see you!
– Because they know now it’s not just dirt, and
grime, and we’re dirty people, and we’re drug-induced people. And they see now, they
see there’s people here, they’re well educated. There’s a guy over here
that plays amazing guitar. He speaks five languages. Just a little turn of even
that caused his homelessness. It could happen to anybody, and these LA Family
Housing, when they come out to grab your hand to shake your hand, they pull you in and
kiss you on the cheek. You haven’t had a shower in a week. You don’t smell that great, but they’re still–
– Isn’t that something? – They still pull you in, and hug you, and they do as they say they’re gonna do. – Great.
– And you know what? It might be real hard for
them because of the paperwork – The bureaucracy.
– And that red tape, and the bureaucracy. Amazing they can still make
it back here with snacks, socks, and water. – [Interviewer] So, if
you had three wishes, what would they be?
– I would have a wishbone. – [Interviewer] A wishbone? – And a funny bone, and a backbone. – [Interviewer] (laughing) You’re gonna have to explain that. – Well, a wishbone so
that you have your wish, anything, and a backbone so
that you can stand up tall and deal with your average jogging person or somebody that’s got a home, PTA moms, and have a backbone for that. Stand up straight and tall. So, I’m homeless, but
you hold your head high. And a funny bone, laugh it off ’cause at the end of the
day, you’re still homeless, and you have to. – Wow.
– You have to, yeah. – [Interviewer] Well, thank you very much for talking to me. – You’re welcome very much for– – [Interviewer] And it’s
an honor to meet you. – I have never heard anybody
say it’s an honor to meet you. That just blows me away. My pleasure. (upbeat music)

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100 thoughts on “Los Angeles Homeless Woman Shows How She Lives in a Tent

  1. Oh this woman has absolutely Made me realise that something needs to change for the better!! There’s so many people that rip off the damn system getting free money and just bluffing when they could be trying to work or could be honest and not take take take so that people like this beautiful woman aren’t left out in the cold to rot away and be treated like vermin!!!
    Can you please think about starting ups. Little helping page for this gorgeous soul?? So many of us would love to help her even if it’s just a little 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

  2. This makes me so sad. Most of America as a whole are just one paycheck away from homelessness! Myself included! It’s super easy for people to sit behind their phones and computer screens and say, “she should get a job!” Duh!!! Don’t you people think she’s probably tried to do that over the years?! She worked with horses as work. There’s NOT a job like that around every corner!! Those are hard to find in the best of conditions! I’m a horse owner myself and have noted it’s very hard to break into the horse business (or work with horses) unless you know someone. You can’t make a living!! You can’t survive on minimum wage here in California!! It costs THOUSANDS to get into an apartment here with 1st, last and security deposit a requirement everywhere! At 60 also, it’ll be much harder for her to get a job, let’s be honest here.

    Let’s have a little compassion here people and stop with all the stupid (and obvious) remarks like, she just needs a job, and all that crap!

  3. It could be any one of us. This intelligent woman has done the best she can. I wish a good future for her and also hope support for those who are less together. We need videos like this so we empathise with those in different situations but we also need to remember how some are on a different point in their futures and not forget those who are at a point not yet able to express themselves positively.

  4. Im glad I found this channel. It's very informative for people that don't get to see the other side of the homeless. I may be wrong here but please tell me if I am. I have watched a lot of these videos and I don't see anything physically stopping these people from working? There is so much work out there companies practically begging people to work. I see a lot of excuses from these people for not working. I just believe with some effort they could pull themselves from their situation.

  5. Life changes minute by minute. My God bless her and all the rest of the homeless people and keep them safe. We as American people should not allow this to happen. Illegalls are allowed into this country every day and are treated better than this. It makes me ashamed of the way poor people are treated in this country. politions are so worried about free schooling and forgiving their debts, maybe they should change their focus to help the people who really need it.

  6. Save save save in the good times because you never know what awaits you in the future. I'm guessing most of these homeless people are not savers.

  7. Hmm…. I am not USA..Sorry bro. Eventhough she is a homelless…but she speaks English very..Good. I want to Improve my english with het…..

  8. This is Sad to see . Americans living that way because of the stupid politicians refuse to solve this crises and the demonRATS party want more illegals here . That is sickening and disgrace.

  9. im talking,filet knives,guns, not just bear spray,cause los angeles dont care if you have nothing to steal,all they care about is causing other people harm, so be ready to harm them back.

  10. everyone has the right to self-defense so dont let los angeles treat you like you dont,they just do that because they want to harm folks and get away with it.show them that they cant do that.

  11. and for the love of all that is righteous NEVER….I MEAN NEVER trust some shit to take care of you when the bitch wont even pay a full 10 dollars an hour to people who literally slave their fingers to blisters,because he lies,and he lies not because he has to but because the bitch enjoys seeing the look on your face when the hope you had in his ass comes tumbling to the ground.

  12. why do you care what they think is better? that same corporate dog shit that judges others,i seen locked up for 30 years or longer for bribery, embezzlement, extortion,money laundering, fraud…the list goes on and on..hell,they even threw chicken patties at bill cosby in prison after he was sent there for drugging people and raping them,the point is,THEY GET THEIRS TOO.they seize their assets,sometimes even lock their family and friends up with them and at the end of each and every day that bitch still bleeds red,eats,shits, and has to live JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE you have to value his opinion for it to bother you, so im wondering why you value anything from anyone you think looks as you as less than human.

  13. The people that do have some income should get with 2 or 3 others that have income and pay for some place to live. Since some really don't want to be out there but can't afford to pay rent alone.

  14. And then I see my african brothers risking themselves into thick jungle forests to get to America…thinking it's a bed of roses…their own white women are suffering and they can't help a bit…she's left to suffer they U.S government don't care about any humanitarian…..they are fraudsters and pretenders

  15. Welcome to the world the demokkkrats built, liberal demokkkrats are a cancer that is out to make themselves rulers over their slaves they are making themselves the elite

  16. I have a storage unit so I can have clothes, a gym membership for showers and my phone. I rent a hotel every other week. I do work but I sleep outside. I can not afford a home to live on my own. I'd rather live cheaply by living outside so I can enjoy myself. The rent is a complete rip off in California. I have thousands of dollars and I'm going to buy me a car to sleep in soon and possibly join the military.

  17. What I don't get
    Is that people look down on the homeless.

    You should know
    Manny feel also sorry for you who are homeless 😢💕

  18. A start in the right direction would be when you get your 500.00 get out of LA. Find a Cheaper state that has employment. We can’t afford to take care of our people because of the influx of illegal immigrants California government refuses to deport. We can’t expect people to just hand over what they have because of the problems the government help create. I am all about humanity but people who sit far to left must think money falls out of trees. It don’t. You guys want to capitalize off the men and woman who work hard and make money but then hate on them. Where is all this money for free housing, free food, free education for all is gonna come from? Tax payers??? Fix the government there and then maybe you can fix the homeless but just giving and ignoring the facts while things get worse and worse will not help!

  19. Los Angeles, Paris, London…
    Once great cities.
    Now all shitholes. Coming to your town very soon. Run by Democrat Socialist …

  20. These people are all lazy addicts. No way u live like this sober. Funny how they all smoke. That's $300 month that could go towards a rooming house rent.

  21. Matt. 24:1-51; 25:1-46; Matt. 6:19-24; Luke 18:18-25; I John 2:15-17; 3:16-19; I Tim. 6:3-20; Phil. 3:2, 18-19; Matt. 15:7-20; I John 1:1-5:21; …King James Bible ONLY: .. Pray the Psalms ( 1:1 – 150:6 ) continuously! ( Rom. 8:1-39; I Tim. 2:1-5; Eph. 4:28-30; 6:10-24; Amos 1:1-9:15; Daniel 1:1-12:13; …II Thess. 2:1-12; Rev. 13:1-18… it is preparation for when NOBODY on earth will be able to buy or sell ANYTHING AT ALL without worshipping the IMAGE of the beast ( Rev. 13:1-18; II Thess. 2:1-12; Matt. 24:1-51; 25:1-46!! ). …But WHO PAYS ATTENTION to details…? ( Ecclesiastes 1:1-12:14; Zephaniah 1:1-3:20; Malachi 1:1-4:6 )! …Eze. 2:1-3:27; 7:1-27; 13:1-23; 14:1-23; 21:1-32; 18:1-32; 33:1-33!! …The Lord Jesus said: …ALL these thing are the BEGINNING of sorrows. Then shall they deliver up to be AFFLICTED, and shall kill you ( speaking to His disciples ): and ye shall be HATED of all nations ( Rev. 11:1-13 ) for my name's sake. And THEN shall MANY be OFFERED, and shall BETRAY one another, and shall HATE one another. And MANY FALSE prophets ( TBN, CBN, DAYSTAR, LESEA, EWTN, KKLA, BET: II Peter 2:1-22: II Cor. 11:3-4, 13-15; Rom. 16:17-18; Phil. 3:2, 18-19; I Tim. 6:3-10; Jer. 5:20-31; Isa. 56:9-12; Zech. 5:1-11; Rev. 2:2, 20-24; Rev. 17:1-18:24; II John 9-11; Isa. 30:1-3; Matt. 7:1-29 ) shall rise and shall DECEIVE MANY. And because INIQUITY shall abound, the love of MANY shall wax COLD ( Luke 18:18-25; Matt. 6:19-24; I John 2:15-17; 3:11-19 ). But he that shall ENDURE unto THE END, the same shall be SAVED: I Tim. 4:13-16; II Tim. 2:23-26 ). …that was Matthew 24:8-13!! ( your welcome: Eze. 2:1-3:27 ). …Amen ( Daniel 1:1-12:13 ).

  22. The world's most powerful country has this happening. The money spent on weapons for war could be used to help these people. The filthy rich could help, but they are all wrapped up in their obnoxious life styles of luxury. The politicians are too busy lining thier pockets. This is a crime against humanity to have people living in such conditions. My heart goes out to the unhoused people.

  23. That's a wonderful person, who has more right to be alive and living well, than those sleazy bag movie stars. Thank you for making this video, as seeing this lady's story is what it takes for people to look differently on fellow human beings, we need to start expecting differences from those who have more than they need.

  24. these are good people that don't deserve this life.this country is not the land of the free and not plenty.IT'S NOT RIGHT AND VERY SICK!I HATE RICH PEOPLE AT ALL UNLESS I SEE SOME HELPING THESE PEOPLE!THEY SUFFER FOR NO REASON WHAT'S SO EVER!SHANE.ISN'T IT?

  25. I think rich people should donate their time and money to helping the homeless especially like this intelligent woman who is willing to work and just needed a helping hand. Also the government needs to step in and have better long range solutions.

  26. I never thought about homeless people, but of course there wasn’t that meany back when I was younger.
    My brother is homeless, and I don’t understand when I offering him a place to live to start over, but he says to me jerry you don’t understand you have no freedom, and you have no freedom!
    I prayed and asked God why is Americans suffering and forced out on the streets, and how can another person can turn a blind eye on people with nothing.
    Now it was not a spontaneous answer, but a few years later I had a dream, and the is and was the answer I had. Churches aren’t the answer, the government is not the answer, but people are the answer. But have these city’s either donate or buy land and build it for the homeless, and for only the people that wants a hand up, and not a hand out. Start these people in tents. The these people that show that they want to clean up there life and want that second chance in life help build one room bedrooms with heat and air, a fully functional kitchen and bath and showers.
    Strict rules bible study for those that wants to connect back with there connection to there creation of all.
    I am 52 now and I wish someone could help me, because drugs once destroyed me when I had a Stroke when I was 37 years old. And the put me on social security disability. And God was my mentor though and till today. I need help getting this off the ground because I am not smart enough to know where or how to start this, but something in side me is saying do it, and I shall exceed.
    Did not Jesus make an example how we are to live and treat one another?

  27. You were right about 2 things humanity & HOME.
    I swear to god if it's the last thing I do.
    I got a plan so that things get better for a lot of lives I promise I fucking promise I don't know how but I won't break that promise because I gotta get HOME too.

  28. Awe 😞💙 I like her , bless her , health, home, love, GRACE , stability, hugs, support all around her 🤗

  29. Homeless people are just like you and me. I started helping a homeless man who had nothing and nowhere to go. That was 5 years ago… we are married now.

  30. California’s government spends about 80 billion dollars a year for law breaking illegals and make bad decisions with “sanctuary state” laws that don’t help American residents. The elected officials live in a bubble and don’t give a damn about suffering people who they represent or “work for”. Long time of their bad policies have brought and continue to bring horrible results with record homelessness, the residents paying higher home prices and higher taxes to cover for burdensome cost of living that goes to the roof and becomes unaffordable. That’s why Californians are going out of state in big numbers, because of the filthy mess there. Filling sorry for the good Californians, who don’t deserve this!

  31. I am so thankful for what the Government has done for me on and off over the years when l was Physically impaired and had a very rough financial and emtional and physical trying time, l broke my leg again a few months ago, but I am healing quickly Today I took a few steps on my own , l am so forever grateful to my daughter and all my family for their emtional and financial support and everyone who was involved I am forever grateful, and l pray a lot for Homeless People and l really appreciate Mark and Amanda who help the Homeless, May God bless You and be with you all for the rest of your lives on this beautiful Earth that God has given us

  32. Why do they ony show white people that lives in tents 90 percent are Mexicans that live there from Mexico that's bull shit

  33. This woman and all going through it are amazing! Makes so many that have nothing like her take that look at thier own lives and I pray for us all.. Rich keep getting richer, poor keep getting poorer.

  34. I'm done complaining about my long hours at work and working 60-84 hrs a week. My job pays well and is easy asf. I have more luxuries than the average person. I have absolutely nothing to complain about after binge watching these amazing people! I feel like such an asshole!! God bless em for me please!!

  35. Power our cell phones…….. we can guess who is providing them. They are quite useful for finding work, calling temp agencies and such……

  36. I’m not homeless today but only bc my daughter took me in when my family won’t do anything bc of my mother who is mentally ill. I’ve gone through breast cancer and hep c treatment since living with my daughter, I’ve still got cirrhosis of the liver tho and I’m not a drinker and never was and I’ve been clean for 9 yrs now n living with my daughter for 5. I just turned 54 and although I’m not homeless I’ve been so close and know some who r and I don’t know this lady but I do know ladies like her and my heart sure goes out bc I wouldn’t make it now out there with the medical issues I’ve got. I’d b dead without my daughter opening her door to me when I was looking at homelessness. It’s not an easy life for most of us but we r told if u work hard good things will come but I worked hard until my body couldn’t keep up n I helped ppl when I was able to but it’s never been easy. I really like this story and know how hard it is to try so hard for so little but she’s got a roof now thank goodness and staying clean out there is tough when nothing is going right but she managed. Love that kind of power. Thanks for sharing

  37. Governor
    And mayor …and Nancy Pelosi..
    You should be shameful and feel the pain for the homeless in LA…

    Stop all support of San tury cities and the illegals. ..
    But support the homeless to live at least human lives. ..
    Can you sleep well , seeing the numerous homeless , Americans ?


    For they are the humans Not animals…

    I was Homeless also, a few decades ago. I Grateful to The Most High for All that is done for Humanity!

  39. Poor woman. She looks so ashamed of her situation. Sweet heart. Don't feel ashamed for doing the best you can. The system has failed you. While you're there struggling, you're leader's are lining there pockets with the money that was allocated for homeless services.

    ""BE DAMNED""…..

  41. God bless her. California government should be ashamed. At least provide portable toilets for people and have some sanitation. It's very sad. My heart goes out to you mam. Blessings to you.

  42. this lady is but one example of why we have welfare, food stamps and a system to help our needy fellow Americans. It is a system paid for by tax payers to help our fellow citizens in a time of need.
    It is NOT for foreigners and illegal invaders INSTEAD of for our own citizens. The most corrupt states defend, protect, help, and work for illegal invaders and ignore homeless American citizens.
    100 times out of 100 the offensive states are controlled by democraps.

  43. She is a very nice and well spoken. But some entitled people have 33,000 homes. No one needs that much. I don’t know the answers are but I feel for her.

  44. This is heartbreaking. It's a good thing that all of the bleeding heart liberals make sure the illegals get housing, money and food stamps!! The illegals should be kicked out and our people, black, white, Asian and hispanic, should have all of the housing, money and food stamps!!! She's American!

  45. People adapt, she doesnt feel sorry for herself. Shes full on survival mode. Shes not a druggie. Some people believe this is karma. Good for her shes moving forward. She'll have a home.

  46. this is a lady that needs help, not druggies they are helping that take the money and do drugs. they need help with rehab or taken to detox

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