In this episode, Corliss Manselle, (aka Sister Cookie) talks to Janet Kohl about her life growing up, family roots, homelessness and her ministry. Sister Cookie is a member of the Valley Homeless Healthcare Program Patient and Family Team. She advocates and gives a consumer voice to homeless healthcare.
In this heart-wrenching story, Jesse describes his childhood trauma and how it connected to the 28 years that he spent in prison. He also describes his personal healing process and the power of forgiveness.
Henry was born addicted to heroin, was raised in foster care, and spent 27 years in prison. Despite not being able to read or write, he found poetry and composed over 500 poems in his head. It has become a powerful means to express his voice, and heal his wounds.
Paul discusses his journey from drug use and homelessness to recovery and helping others as a Mental Health Peer Support Counselor for the Office of Supportive Housing in Santa Clara County, California.