" (That was the reaction of some of the few people I told). However, I've dealt with enough sketchy bad people in my life to have a good filter right away for someone trying to get something from me with bad intentions.

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Her future looked pretty bleak, she would spend part of the time she was with me venting about her current situation, previous jobs, and her past (I'm leaving out details on purpose).

It was a bit heart breaking to see a near-complete stranger cry in front of you as she mentally accepted her current situation.

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Take a short moment and really think about if you were to lose the shelter you've always had, became homeless and the emotions that would be going through your head.

Being homeless in the streets, means dealing with the fact that nobody can or is willing to help you have a warm shelter to sleep in and playing with the idea in your head that everyone around you is against you, every night, and every single waking minute.

To keep her anonymity, I'll refer to her as Emerald.

I met Emerald near a local coop coffee shop, after some friendly conversation I found that she was homeless and needed a place to stay for the night.

She didn't want to stay there, let alone leave her stuff here. You're thinking, she is dating someone, why doesn't she stay with them?

Her partner was also homeless temporarily staying at a friend's cramped space and they didn't really have room. She couldn't, like most low-wage workers in America, she didn't exactly have that much savings for a rainy day.

She had been having trouble keeping a job for more than a few months, and was trying to save up money to get back to college to finish a Nursing degree.