Clients and folks I serve while volunteering have told me :
"You don’t know what it’s like to be a single parent! "
" poverty is hard, there is no escape "
"A.I.D.s is a death sentence, why should I have goals?"
"Addiction is all I am, not something I’m dealing with. There is no hope and no way out."
"Autism is a joyless phenomenon. "
"Drugs ruined my life"
"Being the only wage earner in a large family is exhaustive and we will never feel happy"