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Not Helpless: The Street Homeless and Their Helpers William Goodson

Not Helpless: The Street Homeless and Their Helpers

William Goodson

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“We might be homeless, but we’re not helpless. Or stupid, either.” In eleven terse words, Mildred summed up the street wisdom I’ve spent the last nine years of my life trying to grasp. She is just one of the many gutsy street people I have come toMore“We might be homeless, but we’re not helpless. Or stupid, either.” In eleven terse words, Mildred summed up the street wisdom I’ve spent the last nine years of my life trying to grasp. She is just one of the many gutsy street people I have come to know.After a forty-year practice of psychiatry, I happened upon volunteer work with the street homeless in Huntsville, Alabama. Little did I suspect, when I began, that I would discover a niche with my name already engraved on it. I found friends in unlikely places and also saw that I was not alone on this path between the two worlds. Other volunteers and public servants became my companions. Together, and seemingly against all odds, we hammered away at the barriers to successful interventions.Not Helpless: The Street Homeless and Their Helpers is an account of this journey, told from three perspectives. The first is that of the homeless themselves. Some of these life stories reveal striking turns of events, and always there are lessons to be learned. The second is my own personal and professional look at issues raised by them. The third is the volunteers, who tell in their own words the stories of their adventures across America’s great divide.