Photographers

Akira

Photovoice 1.0 & 2.0

Contributor & Photographer

Housing First Participant

since February 2015
“I am very grateful for the Housing First Program. The case managers, the housing specialists, chaplains, program evaluators, with so many people that support the clients. I feel obligation to do my part and to be the best client, which in turn makes me a better citizen.”

Robert

Photovoice 2.0

Contributor

Housing First Participant

since March 2015
“When life hands you eggs that are broken…scramble them!!! Being homeless is a learning experience of oneself. I personally identified the strengths and weaknesses that I have as a human being. Having a secure space—‘my sanctuary’—has made me ‘re-aware’ of its importance to my well-being. Thanks to Housing First, I have been able to address issues that have been lingering while being homeless.”

Floren

Photovoice 1.0 & 2.0

Contributor

Housing First Participant

since July 2015
“I have a happy family. I love myself, my family, and my friends.”

Anna

Photovoice 1.0 & 2.0

Contributor & Photographer

Housing First Evaluator

since November 2014

John

Photovoice 1.0 & 2.0

Contributor & Photographer

Housing First Participant

since January 2016
“Some examples of what Housing First has done for me:1) It put a roof over my head.2) It helped install self-esteem.3) It gave me a better life in my latter years and Housing First staff never stops helping.4) It made it affordable for me to have a place of my own and peace of mind.5) It took me off the streets—from a bad environment to a good, clean, and healthy environment.6) It made my life worth living. Now I am a happy camper :)7) The people of Housing First are warm, kind, understanding, and a display of professionalism at its highest. They are very cool.
Housing First is a wonderful program that works!”

Irene

Photovoice 2.0

Contributor

Housing First Chaplain

2016 - 2019
“When people who have experienced chronic homelessness become housed with little to no barriers and comprehensive case management services, as the Housing First program does, it opens up a world of possibilities for them. The fog of constant pain and stress begins to clear and they are able to make room for thinking critically about who they are and who they want to become. This type of self-reflection is important because it fosters stability and sustainable community integration. As the Chaplain, this is my role—to walk with Housing First participants as they embrace who they are in new life and wellness.”

Victor

Photovoice 1.0 & 2.0

Contributor

Housing First Participant

since July 2015
“I am 60 years old, single with four grown up kids who are now taking care of their own kids. Time sure went by fast seeing my kids being responsible.”

Eva

Photovoice 2.0

Contributor

Housing First Evaluator

since August 2018
“I have been participating in the Housing First Community Group since August, 2018. This group has taught me about the experience of being homeless, the successes and challenges of being provided housing, and the complex lives of Housing First Community Group participants. I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of this group and to learn from its members.”

Ernest

Photovoice 1.0 & 2.0

Contributor & Photographer

Housing First Participant

since September 2015
“Where I was born and raisedAbout live on the streetand live at Father Dee telland about how far I have comeOut of jail tell nowAnd where I am now.”

Mona

Photovoice 1.0 & 2.0

Contributor & Photographer

Housing First Participant

since August 2015

Cora

Photovoice 1.0 & 2.0

Contributor & Photographer

Housing First Participant

2015 - 2019

Tom

Photovoice 1.0 & 2.0

Contributor & Photographer

Housing First Participant

2015 - 2019

Romy

Photovoice 1.0 & 2.0

Contributor & Photographer

Hosing First Participant

2015 - 2019

Mary

Photovoice 1.0 & 2.0

Contributor & Photographer

Housing First Participant

since January 2016

Richard

Photovoice 2.0

Contributor & Photographer

Housing First Participant

since December 2015

Linda

Photovoice 2.0

Contributor

Housing First Participant

since February 2015

Mel

Photovoice 1.0 & 2.0

Contributor & Photographer

Housing First Participant

since May 2015

Jason

Photovoice 1.0 & 2.0

Contributor

Housing First Program Coordinator/Case Manager

2015 - 2019

J.

Photovoice 1.0

Photographer & Contributor

Housing First Case Manager

2014 - 2017

Donna

Photovoice 1.0

Photographer & Contributor

Housing First Participant

2015 - 2017

Terry

Photovoice 1.0

Contributor

Housing First Chaplain

2014 - 2016