An Older Man Down on His Luck

This is Jeff, I found Jeff near Logan Square right near the  Free Library of Philadelphia.  People gather in this area to serve hot meals to the homeless, and needy. Jeff is a well educated man and has a passion for helping others. He explained in great detail how he researches rehabilitation methods for substance abuse at the library. Jeff ‘s dream is to work for a rehab program where he can help others defeat their addictions. Jeff did hint that he worked in the rehab field at one time, and assured me that he has a nursing background and several certifications. Jeff has fallen on hard times, and has not been able to find work.  Sadly Jeff’s story is not uncommon, a lot of these people have lost their jobs and have not been able to find work, so they are forced to live on the streets. Jeff put it best when he said “it’s not always the drugs, a lot of these people lose their jobs, and have not been able to get back on their feet.”

Photo by Matt Morgan

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