Helen’s Escape

Helen’s Escape

My name is Helen. I was born and raised in a little village in Kenya. With 50 tribes native to Kenya, the Maasai are most popular and well known for keeping and sustaining their traditions and cultural practices, such as the beautifully beaded dresses and accessories,...
Carolyn’s story

Carolyn’s story

Carolyn Looks Forward to Resting at EGH on Sundays Carolyn is a 72-year-old retired teacher. “I thought my retirement years were supposed to be a time to relax – but then I became homeless. I never expected to spend them sleeping in my car and lugging around my...
I Know Where My Life is Going

I Know Where My Life is Going

I left my husband to save my life. He is an oil executive. For many happy years, we traveled the world for his job. But once we settled down in Houston he became controlling and violent. He wanted a stay-at-home wife. I wanted to continue my career as a model. I had...
Vera’s Hardest Job

Vera’s Hardest Job

It was January of 2017 when I tripped and fell in front of my apartment. I didn’t remember anything until I woke up from surgery in a hospital bed. They told me if I had bled for two minutes longer, I would not have survived. I needed to relearn how to walk and talk,...
Annie’s Story

Annie’s Story

In 2016, I was working at a nursing home that specialized in caring for elderly people with dementia. Then I had to give up my job to take care of my father, who had diabetes.  I had no money after he passed, which led to my homelessness. Not knowing where to stay, I...

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