Their Shoes #56

Greg received his shoes from the Safety truck at his workplace. His shoes were provided by his job. What is your biggest mental health struggle? Depression and the antidepressant medication making me feel snowed. I’ve been playing around with the timing of my dosages so that I can think clearer during working hours. Not be… Continue reading Their Shoes #56

Their Shoes #54

Going to mix things up once again…I’m unable to volunteer at the homeless shelter for a few weeks because of commitment to an ongoing family issue.  Let’s take a Mental Health Monday approach… The author—Rita—bought her shoes at Payless a couple of years ago. She abhors shoes and would wear sandals all year long except for… Continue reading Their Shoes #54

Their Shoes #53

This post is an update about Nancy, from Their Shoes #43 “I’m falling through the cracks!” I spent yesterday with Nancy. While I can’t say I walked in her shoes, I most certainly did get a better appreciation of her struggles. Nancy’s been living in an apartment shared with mice for close to 2 years.… Continue reading Their Shoes #53

Their Shoes #52

Sandra received her shoes from a friend. Sandra’s been at the shelter for years. Her husband passed away from cancer about one year ago. Life has always been hard for her but the last year was especially rough. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Transportation! I need rides everyday to… Continue reading Their Shoes #52

Their Shoes #50

Tony bought his shoes at Sports Direct, a discount clothing store in the United Kingdom. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “It’s boredom. It’s hard not to have something to do or places to go. It’s nice to have somewhere to stay and get clean—shower—and where you don’t have to… Continue reading Their Shoes #50

Their Shoes #49

Elias received his shoes from a friend. His friend found the pair of shoes in a garbage bag left by the roadside. “There’s a hole in the side of them—right here—but that’s fine.” What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Shelter! I’m staying at a friend’s house. I sleep on the… Continue reading Their Shoes #49

Their Shoes #48

John received his shoes from the homeless shelter. “Virginia picked out a real nice pair for me.” What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “I don’t like to complain but my biggest struggle is my health. My diabetes. That’s my biggest problem. I have an enlarged prostate. Anemia. And, the laser… Continue reading Their Shoes #48