Introducing a thought-provoking list: 20 homeless experience stories that’ll move you. There are approximately 554,000 thousand homeless people living in the United States, according to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
With a rocky economy and rising rent costs across the nation, the possibility of becoming homeless is becoming easier and easier. The struggle for survival while living on the streets takes a toll on a person’s mental and physical health.
For some people, hope is the only thing they can hold onto. For many people in this article, it took dedication and a helping hand from others to get them back on their feet.
Tyler Perry had a difficult childhood. He was sexually abused as a child which led him to become an angry troubled teenager. Perry escaped his reality through his writing.
After moving to Atlanta he tried to produce a play he had written but it failed six times. With no money, he was forced to live in his car. Finally, in 1998, the play became a hit and his entertainment career took off from there.
The streets to Wall Street
It was during Chris Gardner’s midlife when things came crashing down. Gardner’s wife left him and his son when their financial situation became too unbearable for her.
Soon after, he was evicted from their apartment and were forced to sleep in subway stations when they had nowhere else to go. Chris Gardner fought for success. He took a nonpaid internship with a prestigious brokerage firm which led him to become a multi-millionaire stockbroker on Wall Street.