Three years ago this month, four women gave up their homes for a week to focus public attention on the issue of homelessness.
The women lived out of a minivan for the week. They continued with their regular jobs, which meant they had to find places to shower and prepare for work. By the end of the week all four showed signs of fatigue from trying to get a good night’s sleep in the van’s seats.
The effort was organized by LaTheda Noonan of Christian Help, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting homelessness in the county. It was her hope that the publicity would help people see that being homeless doesn’t necessarily mean sleeping under a bridge or in a cardboard box in a park.