Vicky Shockey“I’m a mom, a grandma and a great-grandma.”

“I was homeless twice.”

“The first time, I was homeless 2 ½ weeks and I stayed at the Battered Women’s Shelter. The other time I was homeless for a week and a half. Both times I ended up homeless I went through domestic violence. I went through a lot of abuse … I lost everything I had. It was a struggle for me. I felt like I was not worthy of anything.”

“Right now I’ve been in my job for seven years and I like doing volunteer work. I like to give back to people that feel like they’re not important, or that they have no desires of being worthy. I try to reassure them that you’re not always going to be down. You’re going to have your good days and you’re going to have your bad… I’ve had mine and I’ve recovered from a lot of mine because of my job.”

Vicky volunteered with HM Housing during the nationwide Point-in-Time Count that took place on January 30, 2018. Volunteers were at the Transit Center surveying and helping individuals and families who are homeless.

“I enjoy doing this … it’s a privilege and an honor to me because I’m out here helping people that are in desperate need. Over the four years I’ve been here, I’ve probably helped over 1,000 or so people.”


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