Listen to audio story: In audio clip below, Sean talks to me about being homeless, being a part of Hazelnut Grove, and how having a place he can transition in is allowing him to pick himself back up again.
Sean is a resident at Hazelnut Grove, an organized homeless camp in North Portland, Oregon. For Sean, Hazelnut Grove has provided a step up from when he was sleeping on benches and under bridges. It has provided a place for Sean to be part of a community where he feels safe and secure. Being a part of Hazelnut Grove has opened the door for Sean to find a job with Green Cab through a community volunteer who he met at Hazelnut Grove.
On February 15, 2016, I interviewed Sean while riding with him when he dropped off a client at the airport.
This interview took place in the cab along the way.