Spare Change News recently published “Young and Homeless,” an article featuring Andrew, a graduate of MHSA’s Fall 2015 Advocacy in Action Leadership Development Program for young adults. Reflecting on his experiences with homelessness, Andrew writes:
I want you reading this today to know that even though this situation is really hard, people who are homeless can be resilient and strong. I have learned how to stay away from the wrong crowds, let people know what I need, and how to speak up for myself. None of this has been easy. But I know what I want for myself and know how to take steps to get it. In order to get out of where I was, I had to decide that I wanted to change and get help. I took some steps forward, and I know others can too.