Josiane Keller - Cassi & A.J. painted in front of the library riding into the sky
Cassi (25)

“I had a job as a lube tech for about 5 months when I fell into a depression and quit my job. I then tried many sales jobs and failed to get rent up for my apartment. I ended up getting evicted on Oct 4th, then couch-surfed for two months. When I couldn’t find another couch to crash on I ended up in a winter warming shelter.

I was in shelter for a little less than a month when I found out I was pregnant. I am now 4 ½ months and going back to community college on April 2. 

As far as food I frequent feeding places as well as have food stamps. Until March 31st I am in winter warming shelter. For safety I am with my fiancé during the day. I have (health) insurance because I’m pregnant. Money, sometimes I do surveys, fun I don’t really know. Friends & family as far as I am concerned is my fiancé, the unborn child and me. For my future I am going back to college.

I have a fear that I won’t be good enough to be this child’s mother.”

 

A.J. (24)

“Couldn’t find a job, so my parents kicked me out. Went to go live with my fiancé until we got evicted, then we couch surfed for two months. Then after that I went to live in a men’s winter warming shelter. Still looking for work and thinking about going back to school in the fall.

For food I go to feeding places and have food stamps. I sleep in a men’s warming shelter. Safety is my fists. For health I go to Outside-In. Money I sometimes do survey’s. Fun I walk. Friends and family as far as I am concerned is my fiancé, our unborn child and me.

My future is still uncertain. I hope that we get into a better situation and hope I will be a great dad.”

Cassi & A.J. painted in front of the library riding into the sky | 2012 | Each reflection of myself echoes a different emotion at me - 20 Heroes from the City of Roses | Tags: , , , ,