May 20, 2014

Meet Our 2500th Client!

This May, we served our 2,500th client. This means that we have written 2,500 new names into our prayer book over the past 6 years! 

Brooke and Kevin are traveling together. We met them at our Wash Night in May. One, or the other, is client #2500! They are 23 years old and coming from Houston. This is their first period of street-dependence and it's been 2 months so far.

What does SYM do that helps? 
You help us with food so we don't have to steal. You help us with socks, hygiene products, and a safe place to be at events.

What do you like about Austin? 
It is well provisioned for travelers like us. It's better than some places. It feels generally safe here.

What would help you that we don't do? 
A safe place to sleep at night is very hard to find. That would be very helpful.

What are your dreams? 
Brook wants to go back to school to be a social worker... perhaps a drug counselor. Kevin wants to go back to be in the music business. "I like the idea of being in production."

What would you tell people? 
"Be more open to a friend in need. You find out who your real friends are in situations like this."