Taylor, Walter Anthony (Tony)


Title
Taylor, Walter Anthony (Tony)
Creator:
Taylor, Walter Anthony (Tony), 1963, interviewee; Mohatt, Jamie and Herman, Kelly, interviewers;
Date Recorded:
March 9, 2014
Date digitized:
March 9, 2014
Length of interview:
54 minutes, 48 seconds
Description:

Walter Taylor talks about his life, what led him to being homeless, and the challenges of homeless life. He talks about good jobs he has had in the past; his previous struggle with alcoholism; the way that religion has helped him; holding down a full-time job and trying to afford housing; and his frustration with stereotypical ideas about the homeless. He discusses the help he has gotten from Boulder programs for aiding people who are homeless as well as aspects of the Boulder Homeless Shelter and Boulder Outreach for Homeless Overflow that he thinks need improvement. He talks about his close relationship with his common-law wife and the support provided by that relationship; he also mentions a brief brush with the law that has posed an ongoing challenge.

 

 

Subject:
Homelessness, Colorado, Boulder.
Homeless persons, Colorado, Boulder.
Shelters for the homeless, Colorado, Boulder.
Religious life.
Language:
English
Original Format:
digital audio
Notes:
This interview is part of a series with people who are or have been homeless in Boulder.
Local call number:
oh1940
Copyright:
Copyright restrictions applying to the use or reproduction of oral history interviews are available from the Carnegie Branch Library for Local History/Boulder Public Library.
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