The “Ask a Vendor” column allows us to share the thoughts and wisdom of the diverse group of people who make up the Denver VOICE vendor pool. Do you have a question for VOICE vendors? See below for more information on how to submit it.
What brought you to Denver, and why did you decide to stay here after becoming homeless?
I came back from Washington because my mom was dying. I asked God to take care of my mom, and in exchange, I promised Him I’d quit drugs. Shortly after that, I found the Denver VOICE.
I lived in the suburbs, but came downtown to get services and get back on my feet.
I lived in Detroit during a turbulent time in the 90s. Fortunately, my job relocated to Denver. Once I arrived and saw the mountains, I instantly fell in love with the city. The rest is history.
I came through Denver years ago, 1980 or so. I had been living in Minnesota before. After we got to Denver, I told my wife that all the other places we had lived had just been places to visit, and that we should make Denver our home. After becoming homeless, I stayed here because of the Denver VOICE. ■
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