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Helen downtown street CDA

“Half the time I didn’t know where I was. I remember trying to find a place to sleep on the street in between alleys. Just a lady and a shopping cart…a drunk on the street…It’s just amazing how my life has changed, and if it can happen to me, it can happen to anyone.” – Helen, Coeur d’Alene

Photo by James Bishop


“I wasn’t happy with myself…So I tried to fill that void with drugs. Drugs were just a symptom. When you’re using drugs, it shows something [is wrong]. If this place wasn’t here, I don’t know what would’ve happened to me…I wouldn’t be who I am today. It brings you to another level in life, one that you don’t even know exists.” – Amanda, Center for Women & Children resident