1983 was a long time ago

Last Friday night I met a man who hasn’t had any contact with his Family since 1983. As he told me this he started to cry.

He shared a story of recently traveling by bus to the last know address of his sister. He walked for miles to the neighborhood only to find from neighbors that she had moved months before. Without any forwarding address – he is left hopeless.

Many homeless individuals are victims of wrecked family relationships. It is a terrible fact that many families know that the individual is homeless yet continue to ignore their pleas for contact.

I took down the contact information for this guy’s sister and will try to locate her myself.

He is cold and hungry – but the greatest pain is the loss of his family.