KITTY & CHUCK
prized possession : each other
Still fairly new to life outside, 21-year old Kathleen aka Kitty, describes her homeless experience with a smile and only one word: “cold”. Asked what she’s learned from her experiences, she bluntly states, “Nothing. I learned to walk more. Other than that, no.” A year and a half ago she simply states “my mom kicked me out because I couldn’t find a job and wasn’t going to school.” Despite this, she is in good spirits.
Most Prized Possession: Her husband Chuck “If I lost everything it wouldn’t matter to me if I was with him. He’s the thing that makes me sleep at night and happy in the morning. without him I wouldn’t be anything.”
Chuck’s story of survival contrasts with his wife’s. Homeless since he was sixteen, he had little to no support system as a child. “I was in the foster care system. They tried to put me on some medication and pretty much zombify me and I said ‘screw you guys,’ and ran away. Then I was 18 and under my own jurisdiction. I’ve been trying to make it since.” Chuck met Kitty a year and a half ago when she first hit the streets.
Most Prized Possession: His wife, Kitty. “She’s my most valuable because honestly I could lose everything and as long as I had her I would be happy.”