In southern Iowa I spoke to a gas station manager with a surprising amount of insight into how the lost youth of America are adding to the homeless crisis.
Just outside of Kansas City I met a truck driver who shared about the growing difficulty making a good living in his line of work.
And in small town Arkansas a local man opened up like a book about those he has personally tried to help out of homelessness over the years.
This single-issue journey to Texas has had the side-benefit of sewing a tapestry of America. Their threads will be included in my documentary series on homelessness.
Now in Houston, it’s time to dig a little deeper. Fine by me. (What a difference in weather a few states make!) This week I’ll explore Houston’s (and Dallas’s) homeless communities and services. I’ll ask individuals their stories, have them fill out surveys, and find out from the service providers why their approaches seem to have been more effective than those of other large American cities.
To do all this, my hope is that those I encounter this week are as willing to share as those I met on my way down here. And making all this possible are the donations from supporters. Learn more about the project here: https://www.gofundme.com/documentaryhomelessness-in-america