Homeless women in Denver: Julie Hale tells her story about the struggle to survive


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Sam Levin
Julie Hale, right, with other women at a WHI church.
All the fights, deaths, beatings, rapes, stealings, finding a place to sleep, food, something to drink, even a true friend is hard to come by. And also during all this the feelings are so emotional.

Because there's no where to really go being afraid of being caught by the police and arrested for just laying your head to rest.

Having to move around and hoping and praying never to get bothered is where you worry once again, so cat naps is what it's all about.

Everyone has their own stories to tell, but when will anyone be kind enough to really have a heart and listen to the calls and cries of the homeless, misunderstood, beaten and robbed left alone defenseless and uncared for.

Outside unsafe and wandering around not knowing what's going to happen next. A chance we all have to take, in all walks of Life.

Not knowing what's next is the hardest.

Not knowing who to really trust is even worse.

The worst of it all, is not knowing id you're going to live or die. (The best is knowing you're awake for a new day).

But all in all is knowing we can make the worst situation a happy situation and help each other make the best out of it. That way we don't go insane, because all we have is ourselves, and the few true really good friends that keep us going everyday and that's something more valuable to wake up to and stay alive for.

Julie

And here's the original copy Hale gave us.

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Follow Sam Levin on Twitter at @SamTLevin. E-mail the author at Sam.Levin@Westword.com.



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