Our Guests

Sandy

“I became homeless in 2012.

I sometimes sleep on the

church porch if I have no other

place to go. I feel ashamed

sometimes. I try to do the right

things ... we just can't get in a

place. I have a friend named

John who helps me. It's very

hard to survive out here on the

streets. I try to keep to myself.

I pray for positivity ... God

woke me up today. That’s a

good thing. I like to try to

think positive. Broadway

church gives me hope and

joy.”

Carlos

  “I was born in El Salvador. I

came to America when I was 10.

I am now 38 years old. I would

like to have a car, a job, and work towards a comfortable life.

“I think Broadway is a great

place to come. They make you

feel comfortable ... treat you well and they help you. It would be hard for some of us, if it weren't for Broadway. We can take a shower and change clothes. I like to ride bikes and work hard. I listen to people’s problems. I

believe in God too.” 

Paul Hupp

 “I want wisdom and I

know now what not to do,

by making mistakes. One

has to make the mistakes

— it’s the way we learn. I

am a smarter person now

because of this. I have been

coming here for 4 to 5

years. I think what Broadway

does is important for

the community. The Hope

used to serve breakfast;

when they stopped is when

Broadway started serving

breakfast, and I have been

coming here ever since. I

also come for the Sunday

noon meal every week.”

Becky Moore

 “Today I am working on getting

to know myself ... from the

past that was so negative to a future that's brighter: I am sober for about 45 days ... I come to BCP to get assistance and the help they give us in our time of need ... to see the people. To remember where I came from. I

have lived in South Bend for 22

years. I have lived homeless and in rehabs ... I fell and now get up again. The Y helped me ... BCP and St Margaret’s House ...

“Someday I hope to give back.

I love kids ... I am looking for my purpose in life ... that's why I am working on getting clean and finding out what God has in store

for me.”

Linda Krayn

“What I love to do is go

horseback riding ... and my cat

... I even once had a full blooded timber wolf ... that's how I got nickname Wolfie ... I like wolves because they are free

and can do what they want ...

they can go wherever ... that's

why I’ve chosen to be homeless

since 2008 ... I tried the YWCA

once but it didn't work out ... I

find safe places around. I have

a cat named Baby Boy and he

goes everywhere ... I like to

care for him ... he is like a child 

who gives me unconditional

love. A local vet office helped

me for free ... a bug crawled

into his skin and tried to make a

cocoon. I like to come to BCP

for the food and showers and

depend on them

 

Buddy

 “Every day is a good day

when I am above ground.

Kenny is a good man, he takes

good care of me. He is a good

payee. Other payees treated me

wrong. I like to recycle to make

the Southeast community look

nicer.”

Michael Kincannon

“I served in the U.S.

Army for 12 years. I was a

hand-to-hand combat

instructor ... stateside ... I

traveled all over to different

bases. “This is a needed place

for a lot of people in the

community. It can do a lot

for a person. I use places

like Project WARM. The

hardest part of being on the

street is finding a safe place

to sleep. BCP is a haven ...

I come for breakfast

Robert Brantley

“I have been coming to

Broadway to help out in the

kitchen for several years. I

come in the mornings and

make coffee, do dishes, and I

help Kenny get set up for the

morning breakfast.

“I am married to Annie,

and have four children and

16 grandchildren and also

great-grandchildren. I really

care about what Broadway

does for people. Broadway

really cares about people, and

I want to help them do that,

in whatever ways I can.”

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