Giving Voice to the Voiceless

I was introduced to Grant Magazine (Grant High School in Portland, OR) today. All I can say is, “Very Impressed!” If you want to have a clear snapshot of some of the common issues facing the homeless, you’ve got to read this article! Kuddos to Leo Rhodes, JJ Miller, Salem Carrico-Rogers, and Grant High School for stepping up school news several notches!

Leo Rhodes uses his life experiences to speak out for the homeless

Story by JJ Miller,
Photos by Salem Carrico-Rogers

Every night, Leo Rhodes can go home to a place of his own. He can sleep through the night without waking up in fear. He no longer worries about finding his next meal, hiding things from his boss or racing around to find a place to sleep.

Six months ago, this would not have been possible. Rhodes was homeless and had lived on the streets for 19 years. And like the more than 3.5 million others who wind up on the streets on any given night, Rhodes was in crisis.

“People don’t understand how hard it is and what you have to go through on the streets,” says Rhodes, who is known in the Grant community for perching outside of Whole Foods on Northeast Sandy Boulevard and selling Street Roots newspapers to passersby.

Read the entire article HERE – Amazing!