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It’s never too late…

By |May 11th, 2017|

Monday, May 8, 2017 was the night that will mark the beginning of my future, as I graduated from Wake Technical Community College. Not only was this my graduation night, but this event would also, mark the first time, I have ever finished something, I started.

I had always wanted an upper level education but never […]

Homelessness doesn’t have to be the end !

By |May 6th, 2017|

After having lived in the bowels of homelessness for almost 20 years, I have finally achieved a goal I have wanted for quite some time…I am graduating from college Monday, May 8th 2017 at the Raleigh Convention and Civic Center.

Most people would probably never comprehend the powerful significance this moment means to me, especially after […]

After 20 years, Recovery Hotel still takes addicts off the street and transforms their lives

By |May 18th, 2016|

(Reprint from WCPO 9 Cincinnati)

Scott Wegener 

CINCINNATI – It wasn’t popular when it opened 20 years ago, but a stable haven for homeless addicts had residents and supporters celebrating Friday.

The Recovery Hotel has been a lifeline for addicts like Robert Malone. Crack cost him everything he held dear.

“I lost contact with family members, with my kids, […]

Homeless VSU students beats the odds to earn her degree

By |May 7th, 2016|

(Reprint from ABC 8 News)

Her journey has been filled with trial, but it’s a story she’ll perhaps someday share with students of her own.
By Nakell Williams

Published: May 6, 2016, 6:06 pm

PETERSBURG, Va- (WRIC) – A young woman who beat some astonishing odds will be among Virginia State University graduates this spring. Twenty-three-year-old Kimberly Edmonds-Best has […]

From homeless to record album, Sarasota street pianist 1 year later

By |May 6th, 2016|

SARASOTA — Donald Gould’s transformation began with a viral video of him,  when he was homeless, playing a piano placed along Main Street.

From sleeping on the street to having his music heard internationally, it’s been a complete 180 degree turnaround for Donald Gould and the whirlwind continues.

The man with the magic fingers is now taking […]