Portraits of Homelessness

Photos and stories of men who are homeless

The Portraits of Homelessness collection features 45 photographs and stories of residents from the Men’s Shelter at 2100 Lakeside

Read some of their stories below

Lynn Anderson

Lynn Anderson

2100, a place so supposedly dismal, is where I had the opportunity to garden and do murals. I always lived in apartments, never had the opportunity for gardening or for painting; I never had the space, never had the equipment. I learned about vegetable gardens - even...

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Robert Moncrief

Robert Moncrief

It's lingered in the back of my mind: I served my country, protected people, and now, being a veteran, nobody seems like they give a damn whether I do or don't. When I first arrived at 2100, I was so stressed out that I just wanted to end my life - go down to the...

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