At Live For 175, we're cycling to break the cycle to end child abuse.

What if your struggle is different?

This morning at The Village At Meridian, I was approached by Shawn. He had just gotten back in town, and turned on 103.5 Kiss FM. He heard Tawsha and myself talking about what Live For 175 is, how this is a safe place for people to tell their story, and how we have resources to help those struggling with abuse, be it past or present. After hearing this, Shawn made his way right to use to share his story.

Recently, Shawn had been involved with some extremely unfortunate circumstances, from theft, violence, and being put in jail twice in the last month. He returned to Boise with no job, no place to stay, and only his car and $60 to his name.

Obviously we wanted to help Shawn, but he truly pulled on my heartstrings when he said "...I don't want to ask for help." I could tell Shawn was a strong, proud man, and it was difficult to tell his story and turn to a complete stranger for help. After hearing his story, I had to point Shawn in the right direction to get back on his feet. Thanks to Emily at the Women & Children's Alliance, I found the right place.

She advised that Shawn get a hold of the folks at Catch INC here in Boise. They offer charitable assistance to our community's homeless, and assist people just like Shawn every day. If you have a similar story, and need somewhere to turn, you can contact Catch at (208) 246-8843.