People

Barbara, 1948-
I said, ‘Lord, why? I want to go, I want to come back home!’

Joshua, 1977-
“To me, [Christianity] is not about hell and heaven, but ways to act and live on the planet, harmoniously with other people and still survive. It led me to find value in other things, other than the things I thought were valuable.”

Joshua, 1977-
“To me, [Christianity] is not about hell and heaven, but ways to act and live on the planet, harmoniously with other people and still survive. It led me to find value in other things, other than the things I thought were valuable.”

Bertha, 1951-
“Biggest Joy in Life: Living!”

The Professor
“What is it? he asks the little boy, as he hands out his sculpture.”

The Professor
“What is it? he asks the little boy, as he hands out his sculpture.”

James, 1962-
“I was creating too many problems in my mind about the relationship, and that was inhibiting me.”

Tona, 1992-
“I feel that the universe is taking care of me in merciful ways.”

Tona, 1992-
“I feel that the universe is taking care of me in merciful ways.”

Christopher, 1986-
“When I have the mentality that I know it all, then I don’t need to research, I don’t need to try and grow, I don’t need to talk to people, I don’t need to learn because I already know all the answers.”

Bruce, 1980-
“All these surroundings [of ordinary people] are positive distractions. They are all anti-drugs, anti-depression, they keep you out of harm’s way. But if you are homeless, what have you?”

Bruce, 1980-
“All these surroundings [of ordinary people] are positive distractions. They are all anti-drugs, anti-depression, they keep you out of harm’s way. But if you are homeless, what have you?”

Joshua, 1992-
“Homeless reservations . . . something positive, not a march of million tears.”

Larry, 1957-
“She came in to protect me, ‘Whatever you do to him, you gotta do the same to me!’”

Larry, 1957-
“She came in to protect me, ‘Whatever you do to him, you gotta do the same to me!’”

Lyn, 1953-
“All we want is to be left alone.”

Ras, 1953-
“I have a dream that my dad was still alive. He came back alive and finished the building he was working on, he wanted to build a restaurant somewhere. A bakery. . . but he died on an ugly day of a heart attack.”

Ras, 1953-
“I have a dream that my dad was still alive. He came back alive and finished the building he was working on, he wanted to build a restaurant somewhere. A bakery. . . but he died on an ugly day of a heart attack.”

Sean, 1977-
“I don’t understand going to work every day and working for somebody else, working for a paycheck. Then that is what your life becomes, that’s why your heart is beating. So many people are unhappy because of it, because that’s not what they really want.”

Valena, 1984-
“I like playing with my puppy, and playing with my mouse.”

Valena, 1984-
“I like playing with my puppy, and playing with my mouse.”

William, 1963-
“When I settle down at Bonita House, I’m going to write a book about my life. Dual Diagnosis, I’ll call it. It is time the community learned about it.”

Sean, 1978-
My art, my entire life is based on my art. First it was an interest, then it was a passion, and then an obsession. I can’t imagine my life without doing any artwork or something creative.

Sean, 1978-
My art, my entire life is based on my art. First it was an interest, then it was a passion, and then an obsession. I can’t imagine my life without doing any artwork or something creative.

Barbara, 1939-
“To me growing up, she was mommy, I believed her stories; bought them hook, line, and sinker.”