Life on the Streets: Voices of the Homeless of Silicon Valley
By 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.
||CleanCharles Preston and Jennifer Loving||In this episode, Dr. Charles Preston, PHD and Jennifer Loving, Destination:Home CEO discuss homelessness and the challenges of housing rough sleepers.||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSister Cookie||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 advocat.||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnnette||--||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDonald||--||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHenry||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 .||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJesse||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.||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaul T||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.||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWillie and Janet||Willie tells his story in going from homeless on the streets to becoming a national spokesperson for homeless healthcare||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBarney and Amber||Barney traces his path from the streets to the home he found at the medical respite program.||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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Heart wrenching stories that need to be heard.
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