“I was in jail – since then I’ve been free for two years. When you have been in jail, it’s so difficult to find a job because they investigate you. They reject you if they find out that you were in jail.
So there is nothing I can do about my past. It is what got me here. I made many mistakes along the way. There are so many things I wish I could do again. But that is not possible, so I have to accept the circumstances.
I don’t have any family or anyone else, so I didn’t know where to go. It is hard to have any self-confidence when everywhere you go, people think you’re a criminal and don’t wanna help you.
I’m doing as well as I can under the circumstances. Most people who live on the streets drink or do drugs. I don’t do any bad drugs. Just alcohol and marijuana. I think drinking is essential to survive out here. Otherwise, it is too painful.
Home is right where I am. With a new friend, such as yourself!”
-Jesús (Mexico City, Mexico)