Searching for mercy

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"How can you stay clean on the streets? How can you go to an interview, with a resume, and present yourself with confidence when you feel at your lowest?"

“The hardest part of life on the streets,” says Julia, “is the judgment that I feel from strangers. The shame of sitting at McDonald’s watching people pass by with disgusted looks.”

Julia found mercy at I-HELP through the volunteers who welcomed her, and her case manager Charlene. She is working on self-sufficiency, and is now a peer monitor in the program, where she can help other women.

“My job is to pick up the dirty pieces of life on the streets. I just pray and keep moving forward.”

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