Get some action going in Pahokee, FL!

From experience coming from New York to here, you have more help up there. It’s harder to find resources down here. I was in a bad relationship last year that left me homeless. There are no shelters around here. Now I am better but at the time I had no where to go. I saw a guy walking out of an empty building and was wondering what he was doing in there. People were sleeping in empty buildings. I’ve had a lot of good experiences too. A lot of mission teams came and helped people fix up their houses and that’s nice to see. The First Methodist Church makes you feel really welcomed and help a lot. Pahokee isn’t that bad it just needs some work. Only a few people show up to the town meetings and obviously nothing is going to get done if no one is telling them what we need.

About This Story

  • Project: We Are Here
  • Date submitted: 2018-10-14 00:00:00
  • Emotional tone: Strongly positive
  • Who should know about this? Everyone

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Pahokee
  • Age: 41-50
  • Gender: Female

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

Note: Responses which fell closer to the middle (between two or three options) are shown as two dashes.
  • In your story, why did people act the way they did? NA
  • My story relates to: --
  • Why did things happen in the story I told? Upbringing, yes, but also a choice
  • The lesson in your story is: --
  • In my story, problems are solved by: Members of the community
  • My story teaches us to: Always look ahead to the future
  • My story teaches us that: The community has total control
  • My story teaches us that: --
  • My story teaches us that: The community is volatile

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